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Voice in the Wind (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 3 March 1944 (USA)
A concert pianist has lost his memory, the result of his being arrested and tortured by the Nazis during the war for playing a banned song. He journeys to the island of Guadelupe to try to ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Ripley

Writers:

Arthur Ripley (original story), Friedrich Torberg (adaptation)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Lederer ... Jan Volny
Sigrid Gurie ... Marya Volny
J. Edward Bromberg ... Dr. Hoffman
J. Carrol Naish ... Luigi
Alexander Granach ... Angelo
David Cota David Cota ... Marco
Olga Fabian Olga Fabian ... Anna Hoffman
Howard Johnson Howard Johnson ... Capt. Hans Hermann von Neubach
Hans Schumm ... Piesecke
Luis Alberni ... Bartender
George Sorel George Sorel ... Detective
Martin Garralaga ... Policeman
Jacqueline Dalya ... Portuguese Girl
Rudolf Myzet Rudolf Myzet ... Novak
Fred Nurney Fred Nurney ... Vasek
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Storyline

A concert pianist has lost his memory, the result of his being arrested and tortured by the Nazis during the war for playing a banned song. He journeys to the island of Guadelupe to try to regain his memory and his health. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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STRANGE POWER (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strange Music See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although this film was produced by, and was originally intended for release by, low-rent Producers Releasing Corp. (PRC), when word got around Hollywood that the picture was far better than PRC's usually shoddy product, other studios expressed interest in it, and it was eventually bought from PRC and released by United Artists. See more »

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Vltava from 'Má vlast'
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Written by Bedrich Smetana
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First film I ever hated, but somehow still haunts me
16 August 2003 | by dennis4See all my reviews

As a teenager I rarely saw a movie I didn't like, but this was the first one I actually hated. I saw it in 1944 at a naval base in Newfoundland after months of isolation in the North Atlantic, so what few critical facilities I had were numbed and I was ready to enjoy any junk Hollywood threw my way. But this... I walked out of the theater actually angry!

So how come it still sticks in my memory? Nothing could be that memorably bad. I suspect from reading other reviews that it had many haunting, persistent film-noir images unlike anything the major studios were grinding out then.

If it ever shows up on Turner Classic Movies I'll certainly watch it with an eager, open mind.


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