The Voice of the Turtle (film)
The Voice of the Turtle is a 1947 comedy film directed by Irving Rapper and starring Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden, and Wayne Morris. It was based on the long-running 1943 stage play The Voice of the Turtle by John Van Druten.
|The Voice of the Turtle|
|Directed by||Irving Rapper|
|Produced by||Charles Hoffman|
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Edited by||Rudi Fehr|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Box office||$2,450,000 (US rentals) or $3,116,000|
A young actress, Sally Middleton, agrees to a date with a soldier, Bill Page, on a weekend pass after he's stood up by Olive Lashbrooke, her friend. When the soldier has trouble getting a hotel room, he ends up spending the weekend at her apartment.
Olive, having at first set her sights on Bill's commanding officer, has second thoughts and makes a play for Bill. He has fallen for Sally, who has sworn off love after her breakup with a theatrical producer, Ken Bartlett, so he sets about changing her mind.
Many critics compared the film to the original play, which finished its Broadway run one week after the film's release. Time magazine complained, "The movie is most coyly prurient where the play was most pleasantly candid," while the New York Times found the film version more satisfying because it was "morally wholesome and ideally romantic."
- Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 28 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
- "Top Grossers of 1948", Variety 5 January 1949 p 46
- T.M.P. (December 26, 1947). "The Voice of the Turtle (1947) 'Voice Turtle' Becomes Movie". The New York Times.
- Schildcrout, Jordan (2019). In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway's Hit Plays. New York and London: Routledge. p. 73. ISBN 978-0367210908.
- The Voice of the Turtle on IMDb
- The Voice of the Turtle at the TCM Movie Database
- The Voice of the Turtle trailer