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The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 February 1948 (USA)
Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room,... See full summary »

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Olive Lashbrooke
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Comm. Ned Burling
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Kenneth Bartlett
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George Harrington
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Henry Atherton
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Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room, he ends up spending the weekend with Sally at her apartment. Both have to fight temptation as they become attracted to one another. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Trivia

The film's title is taken from the Bible - Song of Solomon, Chapter 2, verses 10-12. The "turtle" in the King James Version meaning the bird "turtledove". See more »

Goofs

Actress playing Sally mistakenly refers to the kitchen appliance double-boiler as a double-broiler, a cooking apparatus that doesn't exist. See more »

Quotes

Sally Middleton: Ooh, how about some pajamas?
Sergeant Bill Page: Weh, eh, I couldn't wear your pajamas.
Sally Middleton: They're not mine, they're men's paja... My brother stays here sometimes.
[gets the pajamas she bought Ken for Christmas]
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Connections

Featured in Presidential Blooper Reel (1981) See more »

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The Sailor's Hornpipe
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Played when Olive meets Ned in the lobby
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A colorless title for such a superb movie.
31 December 1998 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I find The Voice of the Turtle (One For the Book) to be one of the most endearing movies of all time, perhaps even more so than The Petrified Forest with young Bette Davis. Despite its colorless and unimaginative title, I find it most exhilarating for at least two reasons: 1. Eleanor Parker's charmingly seductive role constantly reminds one of a playful kitten forever running around after a ball of wool. 2. The excellent humorous scenes and dialogues continue unabated throughout the movie to the very end. I shall never get tired of watching this movie again and again.


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