The Voice of the Turtle

The Voice of the Turtle

Director: Irving Rapper Cast: Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden

DVD (Full Frame)

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John Van Druten's Broadway hit The Voice of the Turtle was purchased by Warner Bros. as a vehicle for...well, in all likelihood, stars Eleanor Parker and Ronald Reagan were both second choices. Reagan is a returning GI who falls in love with Parker, an ingenuous young actress. Circumstances require the hero and heroine to share the same apartment, though the implications don't get much farther than the knowing wisecracks of supporting player Eve Arden. The original play's stars were Elliott Nugent and the matchless Margaret Sullavan, and both Reagan and Parker seem overwhelmed by the responsibility of filling those shoes. Nothing in The Voice of the Turtle (reissue title: One for the Book) is quite as funny as the film's outtakes, which were widely distributed during the Reagan presidency on the basis of a scene in which an increasingly testy Reagan is unable to zip up his trousers.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
UPC: 0883316316948
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 23,547

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ronald Reagan Sgt. Bill Page
Eleanor Parker Sally Middleton
Eve Arden Olive Lashbrooke
Wayne Morris Cmdr. Ned Burling
Kent Smith Kenneth Bartlett
John Emery George Harrington
Erskine Sanford Storekeeper
John Holland Henry Atherton
Richard Bartell Ticket Agent
Frank Wilcox Stanley Blake
Suzanne Dulier French-Speaking Couple
Bernard DeRoux French-Speaking Waiter
Ernest Anderson Elevator Man
Louis Austin Theater Party
Peter Camlin French-speaking person
Tristram Coffin Theater Party
Bunty Cutler Girl at Telephone
Sarah Edwards Woman
Ross Ford Soda Clerk
Alan Foster Vendor
William Gould Man
Doris Kemper Woman in Delicatessen
Douglas Kennedy Naval Officer
Jack Lee Director
Brian O'Hara Box-Office Clerk
Nino Pepitone Headwaiter
Robert Spencer Boy
Nick Stewart Elevator Boy
Helen Wallace Woman
Janet Warren Part of a theater party
Philip Morris Doorman

Technical Credits
Irving Rapper Director
Harry Barndollar Special Effects
Edwin DuPar Special Effects
Rudi Fehr Editor
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Charles Hoffman Producer,Screenwriter
William L. Kuehl Set Decoration/Design
Sol Polito Cinematographer
Leah Rhodes Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Steiner Score Composer
John Van Druten Screenwriter

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