Now, Voyager

classified U
Film

Please note: This was screened in Aug 2021

Director
Irving Rapper
Cast
Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Gladys Cooper, Claude Rains
Details
117 mins, 1942, USA
Primary language
English

This classic, star-studded melodrama has been gloriously restored in a lovely new print. At once a tender love story, a taut psychological drama, and an inspiring tale of physical and spiritual transformation Bette Davis is at the pinnacle of her career with her performance resulting in her sixth "Best Actress" Oscar nomination.

Davis plays Charlotte Vale, a wealthy Boston spinster subjected to years of emotional abuse and the domineering whims of her wealthy mother (Gladys Cooper). Charlotte is treated by psychiatrist Dr Jasquith (Claude Rains) in a sanatorium and chooses to take a cruise where she meets and falls in love with Jerry Durrance (Paul Henreid), a married architect. Their fleeting moments of happiness together comes to a bitter close as the voyage comes to an end, and they are forced to face the realities and consequences of their actions.

Discover Charlotte’s journey of love, heartbreak, and eventual contentment in Now, Voyager an undisputed classic of Hollywood’s Golden Age and the definitive "weepy" love story - so make sure to have your tissues at hand.