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The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 February 1948 (USA)
A soldier spends the weekend with an actress after being stood up by her friend. Will he be able to change her cynical attitude towards love?

Director:

Irving Rapper

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (additional dialogue), John Van Druten (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Reagan ... Sergeant Bill Page
Eleanor Parker ... Sally Middleton
Eve Arden ... Olive Lashbrooke
Wayne Morris ... Comm. Ned Burling
Kent Smith ... Kenneth Bartlett
John Emery ... George Harrington
Erskine Sanford ... Storekeeper
John Holland ... Henry Atherton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Kennedy ... Naval Officer (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 February 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One for the Book See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The $17.60 Ned says he paid for each theatre ticket would equate to $242 (each) in 2017. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

Referenced in The Fabulous Fox (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

How Many Hearts Have You Broken (With Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
(uncredited)
Music by Al Kaufman
Played by the band at the Satin Room after the show
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Note on the title
12 January 2008 | by eecallSee 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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