Voice in the Wind
|Voice in the Wind|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Arthur Ripley|
|Produced by||Rudolph Monter
|Screenplay by||Friedrich Torberg|
|Story by||Arthur Ripley|
J. Edward Bromberg
|Music by||Michel Michelet|
|Editing by||Holbrook N. Todd|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Running time||85 minutes|
Voice in the Wind is a 1944 American film noir directed by Arthur Ripley and written by Friedrich Torberg, based on a story written by Arthur Ripley. The drama features Francis Lederer, Sigrid Gurie, J. Edward Bromberg, among others.
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Jan Foley (Francis Lederer), an amnesiac Czech pianist is a victim of Nazi torture for playing a banned song. Living under a new identity on the island of French-governed Guadalupe, Jan tries to recall his past life while working for crooked refugee-smuggler Angelo (Alexander Granach).
- Francis Lederer as Jan Volny
- Sigrid Gurie as Marya
- J. Edward Bromberg as Dr. Hoffman
- J. Carrol Naish as Luigi
- Alexander Granach as Angelo
- David Cota as Marco
- Olga Fabian as Anna
- Howard Johnson as Capt. von Neubach
- Hans Schumm as Piesecke
- Luis Alberni as Bartender
- George Sorel as Detective
- Martin Garralaga as Policeman
- Jacqueline Dalya as Portuguese Girl
- Rudolf Myzet as Novak
- Fred Nurney as Vasek
Bosley Crowther, the film critic for The New York Times, liked the film, writing, "A dark and distressing motion picture, bravely called Voice in the Wind, which deeply laments the violation of all things beautiful in this brutal modern world, is the offering with which Arthur Ripley and Rudolph Monter, a new producing team, are presenting themselves to the public on the screen of the Victoria...Francis Lederer plays the bleakly tragic pianist quite stiffly in his lucid, normal phase and makes a wild and pathetic Looney Louie when he is hopelessly out of his mind. Sigrid Gurie is persistently somber, both in sickness and in health, as his wife, and Alexander Granach and J. Carrol Naish are splendid as two brothers who conflict within the plot. Mr. Ripley has directed the picture, as noted, for mordant effects, and has utilized music elaborately to actuate sad moods.
- Academy Awards: Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Michel Michelet; 1945.
- Academy Awards: Best Sound, Recording, Mac Dalgleish (RCA Sound); 1945.
- Voice in the Wind at the Internet Movie Database.
- Crowther, Bosley. The New York Times, film review, March 16, 1944. Last accessed: February 10, 2010.
- "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-16.
- Voice in the Wind at the Internet Movie Database
- Voice in the Wind at allmovie
- Voice in the Wind at the TCM Movie Database
- Voice in the Wind at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Voice in the Wind scene at YouTube