Voice in the Wind

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For the 1993 novel, see A Voice in the Wind.
Voice in the Wind
Voice in the Wind poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Arthur Ripley
Produced by Rudolph Monter
Arthur Ripley
Screenplay by Friedrich Torberg
Story by Arthur Ripley
Starring Francis Lederer
Sigrid Gurie
J. Edward Bromberg
Music by Michel Michelet
Cinematography Richard Fryer
Edited by Holbrook N. Todd
Ripley/Monter Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • March 3, 1944 (1944-03-03) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.[1]


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).[2]



Critical response[edit]

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.[3]




  1. ^ Voice in the Wind at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/movie/voice-in-the-wind-v115718
  3. ^ Crowther, Bosley. The New York Times, film review, March 16, 1944. Last accessed: February 10, 2010.
  4. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 

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