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Casey Robinson (screenplay)
Olive Higgins Prouty (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
31 October 1942 (USA) See more »
Today Her Greatest! For a woman there's always an excuse . . . See more »
Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Greatest Love Story of the 1940's See more (127 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Charlotte Vale

Paul Henreid ... Jerry Durrance

Claude Rains ... Dr. Jaquith

Gladys Cooper ... Mrs. Henry Vale

Bonita Granville ... June Vale

John Loder ... Elliot Livingston
Ilka Chase ... Lisa Vale
Lee Patrick ... 'Deb' McIntyre

Franklin Pangborn ... Mr. Thompson
Katharine Alexander ... Miss Trask (as Katherine Alexander)
James Rennie ... Frank McIntyre

Mary Wickes ... Dora Pickford
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tod Andrews ... Dr. Dan Regan (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Party Guest (uncredited)
David Clyde ... William (uncredited)

Yola d'Avril ... Celestine (uncredited)
Frank Dae ... Passenger (uncredited)

Donald Douglas ... George Weston (uncredited)
Charles Drake ... Leslie Trotter (uncredited)
Claire Du Brey ... Hilda (uncredited)
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Aunt Hester (uncredited)
Bill Edwards ... Passenger (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Passenger (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Concert Audience Member (uncredited)

Reed Hadley ... Henry Montague (uncredited)
Sheila Hayward ... Katie (uncredited)
Bill Kennedy ... Hamilton Hunneker (uncredited)
George Lessey ... Uncle Herbert (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Captain (uncredited)
Corbet Morris ... Hilary (uncredited)
Tempe Pigott ... Mrs. Smith (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ... Justine (uncredited)
Frank Puglia ... Giuseppe (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ... Rosa (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... M. Henri (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Woman (uncredited)
Janis Wilson ... Tina Durrance (uncredited)
Isabel Withers ... Passenger (uncredited)

Ian Wolfe ... Lloyd (uncredited)
Charlotte Wynters ... Grace Weston (uncredited)

Directed by
Irving Rapper 
Writing credits
Casey Robinson (screenplay)

Olive Higgins Prouty (from the novel by)

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
Cinematography by
Sol Polito (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Warren Low 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Martha Acker .... hair (uncredited)
Edwin Allen .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Al Alleborn .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmett Emerson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sherry Shourds .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Scotty Moore .... props (uncredited)
John More .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
Special Effects by
Willard Van Enger .... special effects
Audrey Scott .... stunt double: Bette Davis (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Cramer .... best boy (uncredited)
Frank Evans .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Al Green .... camera operator (uncredited)
Harold Noyes .... grip (uncredited)
Charles O'Bannon .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bert Six .... stills (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Dery .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Rydo Loshak .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Marguerite Royce .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Don Siegel .... montages
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestral arrangements
Other crew
Edward A. Blatt .... dialogue director (as Edward Blatt)
George Becker .... stand-in (uncredited)
Meta Carpenter .... script clerk (uncredited)
Phyllis Clark .... stand-in (uncredited)
Gilberto Souto .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.) (as A Warner Bros. First National Picture also)
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Additional Details

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117 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:0 | Iceland:L | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (re-release) (re-rating) (2008) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #8341)

Did You Know?

Principal shooting began on April 7 1942 and ended on June 23 with some retakes shot in early July. The completed film was released at the end of October 1942 to mixed critical notices and a rapturous public reception.See more »
Continuity: As June and Charlotte enter the drawing room after June's arrival, their position relative to each other changes between shots.See more »
[last lines]
Charlotte Vale:Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
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What were those terrible things that Charlotte's mother found hidden in Charlotte's bookshelves?
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Greatest Love Story of the 1940's, 26 January 2008
Author: mdg55 from United States

From frumpy momma's unwanted adult child to liberated raving beauty, Davis is in her element in every scene. With Paul Henreid & Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper & a spot-on supporting cast, "Voyager..." is, hands down, best love story I believe I've ever seen.

Of course, taste in romances has everything to do with what a viewer finds great. I don't like phony, fantasy, goofy romantic shows at all. "Voyager..." has a gritty plot that reveals the kind of love between unrequited lovers that's worth sacrificing oneself for.

Davis' wardrobe is as fabulous in this movie as it is in "Deception," (also co-starring Claude Rains & Paul Henreid). Perhaps having both of them in both shows is what produced the mastery of all the elements in both movies. Though "Deception" is also a love story, Claude Rains coming seriously close to stealing the show from Davis.

In "Voyager..." the characters are much more egalitarian. The balance of love & despise is what makes the movies so intriguing. Davis should have taken an Oscar home for her leading role.

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