What is this movie...

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  1. Paul_Medenwaldt

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    I would like to pick some of your brains here and find out the title of a movie.

    The movie is in black and white, my guess it was made in late 1940's maybe in the 1950's. I don't know who acted in the movie.

    The story from what I can remember is (I saw most of the film in the 80's, but never saw the end) that all over the world people are hearing messages all at the same time in their own languages and everyone believes its God speaking. For instance people watching TV, listening to the radio, combat fighter jets are hearing the messages. I think they are always being told to tune in the next day at a certain time for a new message.

    Any info would be helpful.

    Thanks

    Paul
     
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    That actually sounds familiar. Are you sure it wasn't an episode of The Twilight Zone or something similar?
     
  3. Paul_Medenwaldt

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    I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Twilight Zone episode, but the concept does fit the tone of the show though [​IMG]
    I rememeber it being about 90 minutes in length and I watched probably half of it, but couldn't finish watching the movie.
    Paul
     
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    Damn, now you got me all curious too. [​IMG]
     
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    That film would definitely be William Wellman's THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR (1950, MGM), starring James Whitmore and Nancy Davis (later Reagan). TCM plays it every once in awhile.
     
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    Peter M. Fitzgerald wrote:
     
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    no matter what I'll be looking for both of these films the next time I rent
     
  8. Paul_Medenwaldt

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    I will be checking out both of these movies, but from the descriptions of the movies it sounds like "The Next Voice Your Hear" maybe the one i'm looking for.

    Thanks for you input!!

    I'll let you know the results.

    Paul
     
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    The Red Planet Mars ends with the revelation that an atheist scientist claims he has been bouncing the signals off Mars and back to Earth to show how gullible people are. But then comes a signal from Mars which he didn't send. The final shot is of people crowding into churches and 'The End' superimposed, replaced by 'No ... The Beginning'
     

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