Now, Voyager
Directed by Irving Rapper, USA 1942
117 mins. English dialogue
Boston heiress Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is a neurotic wreck, largely because her domineering mother (Gladys Cooper) continues to control her life. However, after a stint in a sanatorium where she receives the attention of Dr. Jasquith (Claude Rains), Charlotte comes out of her shell and agrees to go on a South American cruise. Aboard ship she meets Jerry (Paul Henreid) and falls in love, despite him being married. They enjoy a brief tryst in Rio before returning to the States, where Charlotte struggles to forget him and find happiness.
What the Critics say:
"A basically soggy script gets by ... through the romantic magic of its stars, who were all at their best; and suffering in mink went over very big in wartime." (Leslie Halliwell - Halliwell's Film Guide)