After a two-year absence, Clem Spender returns home on the very day that his former fiancée, Delia, is marrying another man. Clem enlists in the Union army and dies on the battlefield, but not before finding comfort in the arms of Delia's cousin, Charlotte Lovell. The years pass and Charlotte establishes an orphanage and eventually confesses to Delia that her dearest young charge, Tina, is an fact her own child by Clem. Jealousy and family secrets threaten to tear the cousins apart. Written by
Vividly, unforgettably, a woman's love starved soul is revealed. All those strange secrets she locks in her heart ... moments of rapture and of heartbreak ... longings that no man can fathom. Of these has the year's finest picture been woven!
Did You Know?
Bette Davis's characters in both The Old Maid and Now, Voyager were named Charlotte. They both were involved with a child named Tina. Bette starts out in similar makeup in Now, Voyager to the makeup she ended up in in The Old Maid. In both films she played characters referred to as "old maids". See more
The scene where Delia has come to the orphanage to speak with Charlotte, we can see Charlotte's sleeves change from rolled up to down several times within the shot. See more
Well, then shoot the whole bunch of them and be done with it, and Good-bye!
The opening credits are shown on facsimiles of wedding invitation cards. See more
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
Music by Richard Wagner
Played as background music and hummed by Bette Davis
Reprised at Delia's weddimg and on a music box before Dee's wedding See more