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The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  28 February 1948 (USA)
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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,... See full summary »

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Olive Lashbrooke
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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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28 February 1948 (USA)  »

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One for the Book  »

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The film has not been shown on television under its original title for years. It is always shown under its reissue title, "One For the Book". 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 »

Connections

References Now, Voyager (1942) See more »

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Silent Night, Holy Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
Played during the opening scene at the French restaurant
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Note on the title
12 January 2008 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I agree wholeheartedly with the many reviewers who found this a delightful romantic comedy,but must disagree strongly with the few who found the title inappropriate. It comes from Chapter 2 of The Song Of Songs, a highly erotic poem, and the particular passage celebrates the return of spring, the time of love. What could be more appropriate? As for the turtle, at the time of the King James translation of the Bible that meant turtle dove. The complete passage is:

For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in the land.

I think the passage is lovely, and an excellent source for the title, referring as it does to the return of spring to the heroine's heart.


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