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Now, Voyager (1942)

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

Director:

Irving Rapper

Writers:

Casey Robinson (screenplay), Olive Higgins Prouty (from the novel by)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Charlotte Vale
Paul Henreid ... Jeremiah (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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Storyline

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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LOVE DOESN'T ASK QUESTIONS...it takes what it wants.! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Monday 17 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Wichita Saturday 6 October 1956 on KAKE (Channel 10), in Cincinnati Sunday 14 October 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12), in Salt Lake City Monday 7 January 1957 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Phoenix Monday 14 January 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12), and in Boston Sunday 20 January 1957 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

Goofs

The way Charlotte holds the tennis racket changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jasquith: I thought you came up here to have a nervous breakdown.
Charlotte: Well, I've decided not to have one... if it's all the same to you.
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Connections

Referenced in M*A*S*H: Major Ego (1978) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
Traditional music of English origin
Variation in the score when the Statue of Liberty is onscreen
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Now, Voyager -An Excellent Expedition
5 January 2005 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

31 October 1942 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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