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Director:
Writers:
Casey Robinson (screenplay)
Olive Higgins Prouty (from the novel by)
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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:
Now, Voyager -An Excellent Expedition See more (123 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:
"Now Voyager" was actually the third book in a five-part saga of the Vales, a high-class Boston family, written by Olive Higgins Prouty over a 12-year period from 1936 to 1947. When Warner Brothers bought the film rights to the novel, Prouty wrote a lengthy letter to her literary agent, setting out how she felt the production should be mounted. She felt strongly that the best way to dramatize the flashbacks would be to feature short silent segments woven into the main sound narrative. Her letter made its way to producer Hal B. Wallis at Warners, who subsequently ignored her suggestions. Prouty wrote the next novel in the series, "Home Port," with an eye to it being filmed, and while a script exists, it was never produced.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Later in the movie, Jaquith puts his hands in his pockets, then his arms are folded, then back to pockets.See more »
Quotes:
Charlotte Vale:I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid, mother. I'm not afraid.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
PerfidiaSee more »

FAQ

What were those terrible things that Charlotte's mother found hidden in Charlotte's bookshelves?
Do Charlotte and Jerry eventually marry?
Who gave Charlotte the makeover?
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61 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Now, Voyager -An Excellent Expedition, 5 January 2005
Author: edwagreen from United States

After seeing this great film, I realized that not every mother wants the best for her children.

Gladys Cooper gave a brilliant performance as the outrageously domineering mother. Her best supporting actress nomination was well deserved. It's a pity she lost the coveted award to Teresa Wright, the tragic daughter-in-law in "Mrs. Miniver." Obviously, Oscar voters could not bring themselves to vote for such a wicked mother that Cooper portrayed. (The following year Cooper gave another brilliant performance as the wretched nun in "Song of Bernadette." She lost the Oscar because who would vote for a vicious nun?)

No words are adequate to describe the outstanding Bette Davis performance in this film. Sorry, Greer Garson, Bette deserved this Oscar as she did so many. Her change from a hopelessly-drawn spinster to a ravishing beauty with all its torment can never be forgotten.

Thank you Claude Rains for your excellent portrayal of the psychiatrist.

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