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Now, Voyager (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 31 October 1942 (USA)
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A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

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Irving Rapper

Writers:

Casey Robinson (screenplay), Olive Higgins Prouty (from the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Charlotte Vale
Paul Henreid ... Jeremiuah (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
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Boston spinster Charlotte has had her life controlled entirely by her mother; a wealthy mother, Mrs. Henry Vale. Feeling despondent, she's convinced to spend some time in a sanitarium. Soon, Charlotte's transformed into a sophisticated, confident woman. On a cruise to South America, Charlotte meets, and begins a torrid affair with Jerry Durrance, a married architect. 6 months later, she returns home, and confronts her mother with her independence. One day, after a brief argument, her mother has a heart attack and dies. Charlotte inherits the Vale fortune but feels guilty for her mother's death. She returns to the sanitarium, where she befriends a depressed, young adolescent, named Tina. The young girls' depression brought on by having been rejected by her mother; Charlotte's former lover, Jerry's wife. Charlotte takes Tina home to Boston with her Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It happens in the best of families. But you'd never think it could happen to her! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

31 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Estranha Passageira See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 10, 1943 with Paul Henreid reprising his film role. 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

Mrs. Vale: Charlotte is no more ill than a moulting canary.
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Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
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Repression, Rejection and Love
31 December 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Boston, the fat spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is a repressed woman without self-esteem and completely dominated by her wealthy mother Mrs. Henry Vale (Gladys Cooper). When her sister-in-law Lisa Vale (Ilka Chase) brings the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Jaquith (Claude Rains), who is her friend, to visit Charlotte, he invites her to spend sometime in his sanatorium.

Soon Charlotte transforms in a sophisticated and confident woman and travels in a cruise to South America. She meets the architect Jerry Durrance (Paul Henreid), who is married, and they have a love affair in Rio de Janeiro. Six months later, she returns home and confronts his 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 (Janis Wilson), who is the twelve-year-old daughter of Jerry rejected by her mother. She brings the girl to her house in Boston and one day, Jerry visits Tina and Charlotte with Dr. Jaquith.

"Now, Voyager" is a melodrama with the story of a repressed spinster that become self-confident after a medical treatment and finds love with a married man in a travel to South America. The plot is a soap-opera, supported by magnificent performances, great quotes and wonderful music score. The "Brazilian" taxi driver speaking "Portuguese" is a funny Hollywood stereotype. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): Not Available


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