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One for the Book (1947)





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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.more
Rating: G
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Van Druten, Charles Hoffman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2012
Warner Home Video


Eleanor Parker
as Sally Middleton
Ronald Reagan
as Sergeant Bill Page
Eve Arden
as Olive Lashbrooke
Wayne Morris
as Comm. Ned Burling
Kent Smith
as Kenneth Bartlett
John Emery
as George Harrington
Erskine Sanford
as Storekeeper
John Holland
as Henry Atherton
Nino Pepitone
as Headwaiter
Frank Wilcox
as Stanley Blake
Louis Austin
as Theater Party
Ross Ford
as Soda Clerk
Bunty Cutler
as Girl at Telephone
Richard Bartell
as Ticket Agent
Jack Lee
as Director
Doris Kemper
as Woman in Delicatesse...
Janet Warren
as Theater Party
Tristram Coffin
as Theater Party
Lois Austin
as Theater Party
Brian O'Hara
as Box-Office Clerk
Joan Lawrence
as Bill's Former Girl F...
Ernest Anderson
as Elevator Man
Peter Camlin
as French-Speaking Coup...
Suzanne Dulier
as French-Speaking Coup...
Bernard DeRoux
as French-Speaking Wait...
Noel DeLorme
as French Hatcheck Girl
Douglas Kennedy
as Naval Officer
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All Critics (1)

The less than talented thespian Ronald Reagan gives one of his more pleasing performances.

Full Review… | June 14, 2013
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Even with Reagan's questionable talents this is a cute little comedy helped vastly as always by Eve Arden.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Reagan does fairly well with this flimsy story. Unfortunately, Eleanor Parker has to struggle with incredibly lame character & dialogue, and the film becomes increasingly embarassing.


Even with Reagan's questionable talents this is a cute little comedy helped vastly as always by Eve Arden. good comedy

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