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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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HUSBAND or LOVER? FRIEND or FOE? who was he...This Man of Two Worlds! 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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Beautifully written, directed and acted independent film.
16 May 2000 | by kg-9See all my reviews

Rare that an independent film could be made of such maturity in a time of studio run films. Arthur Ripley helped create the character of Harry Langdon in the 20s. A skilled writer, he had a keen eye and his direction of him own screenplay for Voice in the Wind is tight, powerful and direct. I believe Francis Lederer gives one of his finest performances, with Sigrid Gurie as the wife he cannot remember. Best of all, keep your eyes on two character actors: Alexander Granach and J. Carol Naish. Both give in-depth character studies that are the backbone of this unusual film. Done on a shoestring budget during the powerful days of the major studios, the film is a character study in depth. If you can pick up a copy of it, it's more than worth it.

I wish I had more room to comment on this film, as I do know a few personal stories about how it came about. I knew Arthur Ripley when he was near the end of his career. Get a copy of this film.


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