Now, Voyager

Now, Voyager

A FILM BY: Irving Rapper
WRITTEN BY: Casey Robinson
STARRING: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Dowdy, repressed spinster Charlotte (Bette Davis, with support from her untamed eyebrows) of the patrician Vale family is on the verge of a mental breakdown, thanks largely to her overbearing mother (Gladys Cooper). With the help of avuncular psychiatrist Dr. Jaquith (Claude Rains), Charlotte's wilting flower begins to blossom, sparking a trajectory of self-improvement that lands her on a pleasure cruise. Onboard, her newfound confidence becomes enmeshed with unhappily married Jeremiah Duvaux Durrance (Paul Henreid). Fondly remembered for suggestive moments of Henreid lighting two cigarettes, one for himself and one for Davis, NOW, VOYAGER could be the Rosetta Stone of the self-sacrificial women's picture. - UCLA

Technical Information

Production Year: 1942
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 117 mins
Format: 35mm