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Director:
Writers:
Casey Robinson (screenplay)
Olive Higgins Prouty (from the novel by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
31 October 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Today Her Greatest! For a woman there's always an excuse . . . See more »
Plot:
Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ugly duckling turns into a swan See more (124 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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 .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Edward A. Blatt .... dialogue director (as Edward Blatt)
Don Siegel .... montages
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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Runtime:
117 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (re-release) (re-rating) (2008) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #8341)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The screenplay is a fairly faithful adaptation of the novel, except that in the book Charlotte takes a Mediterranean cruise, not a South American one.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The way Charlotte holds the tennis racket changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Jasquith:I thought you said you came here to have a nervous breakdown.
Charlotte:About that, I've decided not to have one.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Night and DaySee more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
What is 'Now, Voyager' about?
What were those terrible things that Charlotte's mother found hidden in Charlotte's bookshelves?
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65 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
Ugly duckling turns into a swan, 14 March 2004
Author: jotix100 from New York

At the height of WWII, Hollywood produced a lot of excellent melodramas. These were the vehicles the studios created for its stars of that era. It was either a Joan Crawford picture, or a Barbara Stanwyck, or a Bette Davis one, since their presence, bigger than life, was the only reason to bring these stories to the big screen.

Take this one, for instance, under the direction of Irving Rapper. It had all the right elements, yet it was chaste enough to pass the censor. Undoubtedly, this movie owes a lot to the fantastic score by the talented Max Steiner who was a genius. Mr. Steiner's music plays the haunting melodies with such flair, we feel we are listening to a great symphonic work.

The story, by today's standards wouldn't raise an eyebrow. At the time it came out, it was a different thing. After all, Jerry was a married man with a daughter and a situation that had no easy solution then. That makes Charlotte Vale suffer after she found her soul mate aboard the ship that served to free herself from a despotic mother.

Bette Davis plays Charlotte to perfection. Her scenes with Paul Hendried lighting the two cigarettes is something to cherish by film fans. The chemistry that Bette Davis shared with her leading men was no small accomplishment. She was an actress that knew how to pull the heart strings of the general public. She had such a charisma and power to lose herself in all those strong women she played through the years. The transformation of the plain Charlotte to the smart woman, who embarks on a tour to begin a new life, is something out of a fairy tale, but Ms. Davis pulls it with great panache.

The rest of the cast was excellent. Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville, Ilka Chase! They only come once in a lifetime. No one in present day Hollywood comes near to that. It was perfection.

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