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A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

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Charlotte Vale
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Jeremiuah (Jerry) Durrance
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Dr. Jaquith
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Mrs. Henry Vale
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June Vale
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Elliot Livingston
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Lisa Vale
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'Deb' McIntyre
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Mr. Thompson
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Miss Trask (as Katherine Alexander)
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Frank McIntyre
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Dora Pickford
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Dr. Dan Regan (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Drugstore Soda Jerk (uncredited)
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William (uncredited)
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Celestine (uncredited)
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Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
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George Weston (uncredited)
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Leslie Trotter (uncredited)
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Family Lawyer (uncredited)
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Hilda (uncredited)
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Aunt Hester (uncredited)
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Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
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Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
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Concert Audience Member (uncredited)
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Henry Montague (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Sheila Hayward ...
Katie (uncredited)
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Hamilton Hunneker (uncredited)
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Ship's Bartender (uncredited)
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Uncle Herbert (uncredited)
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Captain (uncredited)
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Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
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Hilary (uncredited)
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Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
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Mrs. Smith (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ...
Justine (uncredited)
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Giuseppe (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ...
Rosa (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ...
M. Henri (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
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Tina Durrance (uncredited)
Isabel Withers ...
Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
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Lloyd (uncredited)
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Grace Weston (uncredited)

Directed by

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Irving Rapper

Written by

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

Produced by

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Hal B. Wallis ... producer

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Max Steiner

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Sol Polito ... director of photography

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Warren Low

Editorial Department

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Don Siegel ... montages

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Robert M. Haas ... (as Robert Haas)

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Fred M. MacLean ... (set decorations)

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Orry-Kelly ... (gowns)

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Martha Acker ... hair (uncredited)
Edwin Allen ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Al Alleborn ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Emmett Emerson ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sherry Shourds ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Scotty Moore ... props (uncredited)
John More ... props (uncredited)

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Robert B. Lee ... sound

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Willard Van Enger ... special effects

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Audrey Scott ... stunt double: Bette Davis (uncredited)

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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

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Mary Dery ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Rydo Loshak ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Marguerite Royce ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestral arrangements

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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)
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Today Her Greatest! For a woman there's always an excuse . . . See more »
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Also Known As
  • Une femme cherche son destin (France)
  • Reise aus der Vergangenheit (Germany)
  • La extraña pasajera (Spain)
  • Under nye stjerner (Denmark)
  • A Estranha Passageira (Portugal)
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  • 117 min
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Trivia The biggest box office hit of Bette Davis's career. See more »
Goofs In the beginning of the movie, Charlotte"s mother tells the doctor that she had three boys and then this girl. Later in the film, Charlotte asks her mother when the father was setting up a trust for the two boys, why he didn't provide a trust for her as well. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Summer of '42 (1971). See more »
Soundtracks Night and Day See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Charlotte Vale: Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
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