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The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 February 1948 (USA)
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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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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The film's title is taken from the Bible - Song of Solomon, Chapter 2, verses 10-12. The "turtle" in the King James Version meaning the bird "turtledove". See more »

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Olive only dials six digits of the seven digit phone number when she calls Lt. Cdr. Burling from Sally's apartment. 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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References Now, Voyager (1942) See more »

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Time Waits for No One
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Music by Cliff Friend
Played on piano at the Satin Room after the first dance
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A triumph for all concerned
25 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

John Van Druten opens up his play in brilliant fashion for the screen by introducing a number of interesting characters. The film is romantic comedy at its best and it is shameful that this charming movie is not on tape or DVD and is not better known. Ronald Reagan is at his affable best and Eve Arden excels as always; the supporting cast includes Wayne Morris (in real life a true war hero), Kent Smith and John Emory. The real delight, however, is the performance of Eleanor Parker. To put it simply, she is completely captivating! Doug McClelland, in his book ELEANOR PARKER:WOMAN OF A THOUSAND FACES, is right on target when he comments on her versatility and her dazzling range as an actress of unsurpassed gifts. VOICE OF THE TURTLE is a complete delight no matter how many times it is viewed.


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