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Wall of Noise (1963)

Joel Tarrant is an ambitious horse trainer working at the Hollywood Race Track. He works for the coarse Matt Rubio and his wife Laura expresses a special interest in the social life of Joel.


Richard Wilson


Daniel Michael Stein (based on the novel by), Joseph Landon (written for the screen by)


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Cast overview:
Suzanne Pleshette ... Laura Rubio
Ty Hardin ... Joel Tarrant
Dorothy Provine ... Ann Conroy
Ralph Meeker ... Matt Rubio
Simon Oakland ... Johnny Papadakis
Jimmy Murphy Jimmy Murphy ... Bud Kelsey
Murray Matheson ... Jack Matlock
Robert F. Simon ... Dave McRaab
George Petrie ... Mr. Tom Harrington
Jean Byron ... Mrs. Muriel Harrington
Fred Carson Fred Carson ... Adam Kasper
Bill Walker ... Money
Napoleon Whiting ... Preacher
Kitty White Kitty White ... Singer


Joel Tarrant is an ambitious horse trainer working at the Hollywood Race Track. He works for the coarse Matt Rubio and his wife Laura expresses a special interest in the social life of Joel.

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First Winner of Photoplay's Front-Cover Award for showcasing new talent! See more »




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Release Date:

29 November 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Inocência See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This movie was the first winner of Photoplay's Front-Cover Award for showcasing new talent. See more »


When Joel fights with the man sent to fire him, he pushes the guy through a wooden railing and it can be seen where the board has been pre-cut. In subsequent shots, the ends of the board are more splintered. Also, one end of the board appears to be attached to the post by a hinge. See more »


Bud Kelsey: [to Ann] You know what gets me? With all those curves, you're such a square broad.
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Integrity and horse-sense are on the line as illicit lovers race towards the Winners' Circle...
5 May 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Daniel Michael Stein's novel--about racetrack characters betting with their money as well as with their lives--becomes typical Warner Bros. stew capably filled with their contract talent. Glowering Ty Hardin, built like a brick and possessing maybe two different expressions, plays a well-respected horse-trainer at Hollywood Park who, with the help of a wealthy horse-owner's neglected wife, becomes an owner himself; his new racehorse entry, however, is an untamed wild-card, a fast but stubborn animal who can possibly get Hardin into the Winners' Circle, but at what price? Ralph Meeker oozes stubborn villainy as the man Ty would love to beat, Suzanne Pleshette is Meeker's spouse (with heavy lids and heavy sighs), while Dorothy Provine is Hardin's ex-girl, a fashion model who lays her virtue on the gambling table. The leads all do fine work, but two supporting players steal their thunder: Simon Oakland as Provine's blow hard boss (they have an electrifying scene together near the climax) and Jimmy Murphy as Hardin's former friend but choice jockey. Excellent cinematography from Lucien Ballard (one of the best in the movie business at this time) and a fine score by William Lava make up for lapses in the script; there's some clumsy story exposition at the beginning, and even clumsier character exposition coming in too late at the close. Still, the plot is mounted very well, and though the mechanisms at work definitely skirt '60s-era television melodrama, the formula remains a lot of fun for fans of this genre. **1/2 from ****

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