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Now, Voyager (1942)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 31 October 1942 (USA)
A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

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In Boston, the over-weight spinster Charlotte Vale is a repressed woman without self-esteem and completely dominated by her wealthy mother Mrs. Henry Vale. When her sister-in-law Lisa Vale brings the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Jaquith, who is her friend, to visit Charlotte, he invites her to spend some time in his sanatorium. Soon Charlotte transforms into a sophisticated and confident woman and travels in a cruise to South America. She meets architect Jerry Durrance, who is married, and they have a love affair in Rio de Janeiro. Six months later, she returns home and confronts her mother with her independence and own free will. One day, Charlotte has an argument with her mother and she dies of a heart attack. Charlotte becomes the heir of the Vale's fortune but she feels guilty for the death of her mother. She decides to return to Dr. Jaquith's sanatorium where she befriends Tina, who is the twelve-year-old daughter of Jerry rejected by her mother. She brings the girl to her house in ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Although pleased with the film, Jack L. Warner's brother Harry insisted that the scenes of Charlotte's Lake Arrowhead vacation with Tina be shortened. See more »

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Later in the movie, Jaquith puts his hands in his pockets, then his arms are folded, then back to pockets. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: Are you one of the Vales of Boston?
Charlotte: One of the lesser ones.
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Symphony No. 6 in B Minor (Pathétique)
, Op. 74 (1893) (uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
First movement played at the concert
Also played as part of the score
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One of the best
22 September 2004 | by (TCM's Basement) – See all my reviews

This is what great film making is all about. Everything comes together in this classic movie, and Bette never looked more beautiful decked out in fabulous 1940's clothes designed by Orry-Kelly. Most everyone can relate to the downtrodden Charlotte Vale under the viscous thumb of her selfish mother. And who doesn't stand up and cheer when Charlotte defies her mother, finds love and starts to live her own life? Bette's performance is subdued, and there's no chewing up the scenery here because it's a great script that needs little enhancement. Filled with great lines and classic scenes, this is one film that every true classic film lover needs in their collection.


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