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The Next Voice You Hear... (1950)

Over a period of a week the voice of God is heard on radios all over the world.

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"Joe Smith, American" lives in a Los Angeles suburb and works at an aircraft plant. One night Joe hears a voice cut in on a radio program: "This is God. I'll be with you for the next few days." It turns out, everyone in the world listening to any radio heard the same thing. More messages come; some people react positively, others negatively. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The story of what happened at 8:30 p.m. to the Joe Smiths and families like them all over the world! See more »

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11 November 1950 (Australia)  »

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A Voz que Vão Ouvir  »

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$421,000 (estimated)
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The voice of God is never actually heard in the movie. The screenplay is written in such a way that the consequences of each of God's broadcasts are seen, but the broadcasts themselves are omitted. See more »

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When Joe and Johnny leave in the morning for work and school, the sun is shining on their house from the left, judging by the shadows. When Joe returns home from work, the sun and the shadows are the same. Note the shadow of Joe's house on the one next door to the right in both scenes. See more »

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Joe Smith, American: [to Johnny] Johnny, how many times have I told you? Don't do like I do; do like I say.
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Spun-off from Joe Smith, American (1942) See more »

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Much Loved To Have Been So Rarely Seen!
15 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'm frustrated that they don't show this more on TV!

I've only gotten to see it once--and saw when it was on at another time several years later, but, sadly, not when I would be able to watch it.

Let me tell you about the summer I saw it.

It was 1972 (summer), and I'd just finished my freshman year of college.

One of the powers-that-be at my college would have been perfectly content had this turned out to be my LAST year of college (long story--which I'll be writing about in a book before long. . .that is, currently working on the book now).

My paternal grandma was struggling with widespread cancer. Just when it seemed as if she had beaten it, signs that she still had it lurking in her body disappointed us time and again.

This was a time of unrest in our country--throughout the whole world, in fact.

When the movie was made, the woman who played Mary was two years away from marrying a remarkable man--one who would reach out to the president of the USSR and ask him to tear down that wall.

Sixteen-plus years later, the Cold War would come to an end--but it was now 1972 and still part of our reality.

I saw this movie on my TV schedule and thought it would be an interesting film to watch.

With all of the unrest in the Middle East, there was a lot of speculation that we were, indeed, living in "the last days."

Would this be a movie about The Second Coming, as seen through the eyes of those who created this movie 22 years or so before I would be watching it?

What would be the treatment of the relationship between God and humanity in this movie?

In short, I found a lot of comfort in this movie.

There was cancer in the world, Cold War, war in Vietnam, rumors of war, unrest, campus riots, my own personal campus conflict. . .but, most importantly, there was our loving God who has wanted nothing more throughout the ages than to gain our trust and love.

This tenderhearted and wise movie did a wonderful job in getting across this wonderful news!!!


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