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The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Sergeant Bill Page
Sally Middleton
Olive Lashbrooke
Comm. Ned Burling
Kent Smith ...
Kenneth Bartlett
John Emery ...
George Harrington
Erskine Sanford ...
John Holland ...
Henry Atherton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Kennedy ...
Naval Officer (unconfirmed)


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 <>

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

28 February 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One for the Book  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Outtakes from the making of this film have circulated on video and online for decades as being among the only surviving film "bloopers" to feature future president Reagan. See more »


When Bill serves Sally vichyssoise from French restaurant next door, bowls are filled with dark-colored watery broth, not the traditional white cream-based potato soup. See more »


References Now, Voyager (1942) See more »


A Little on the Lonely Side
Written by Richard Robertson, Frank Weldon and James Cavanaugh
Played when Olive sees Sally at the French restaurant
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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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