Irving Rapper

Now, Voyager

Now, Voyager

Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical Boston Brahmin mother (Gladys Cooper), and remains convinced of her own unworthiness until a kindly psychiatrist (Claude Rains) gives her the confidence to venture out into the world on a South American cruise. Onboard, she finds her footing with the help of an unhappily married man (Paul Henreid). Their thwarted love affair may help Charlotte break free of her mother’s grip—but will she find fulfillment as well as independence? Made at the height of Davis’s reign as the queen of the women’s picture and bolstered by an Oscar-winning Max Steiner score, Now, Voyager is a melodrama for the ages, both a rapturous Hollywood romance and a poignant saga of self-discovery.

Film Info

  • Irving Rapper
  • United States
  • 1942
  • 118 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  • Spine #1004

Special Features

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1971 with actor Bette Davis
  • Interview with Paul Henreid from 1980
  • Selected-scene commentary on the film’s score by professor Jeff Smith
  • New interview with film critic Farran Smith Nehme on the making of the film
  • New interview with costume historian Larry McQueen
  • Two radio adaptations from 1943 and 1946
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Patricia White and a 1937 reflection on acting by Davis

New cover by Sam Hadley

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Nov 26, 2019

Special Features

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1971 with actor Bette Davis
  • Interview with Paul Henreid from 1980
  • Selected-scene commentary on the film’s score by professor Jeff Smith
  • New interview with film critic Farran Smith Nehme on the making of the film
  • New interview with costume historian Larry McQueen
  • Two radio adaptations from 1943 and 1946
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Patricia White and a 1937 reflection on acting by Davis

New cover by Sam Hadley

Now, Voyager
Cast
Bette Davis
Charlotte Vale
Paul Henreid
Jerry Durrance
Claude Rains
Dr. Jaquith
Gladys Cooper
Mrs. Henry Vale
Bonita Granville
June Vale
Ilka Chase
Lisa Vale
Janis Wilson
Tina Durrance
Credits
Director
Irving Rapper
Screenplay by
Casey Robinson
From the novel by
Olive Higgins Prouty
Produced by
Hal B. Wallis
Music by
Max Steiner
Director of photography
Sol Polito
Gowns by
Orry-Kelly
Makeup artist
Perc Westmore