Now, Voyager

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Overview

Irving Rapper directs Bette Davis in one of her very best films, Now, Voyager, which comes to video with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the ability to access the musical score, and a theatrical trailer. One can also see career highlights for the cast, including Casablanca co-stars Claude ...
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Overview

Irving Rapper directs Bette Davis in one of her very best films, Now, Voyager, which comes to video with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the ability to access the musical score, and a theatrical trailer. One can also see career highlights for the cast, including Casablanca co-stars Claude Rains and Paul Henreid. This is a fine, though not spectacular, disc of a classic film.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Scoring session music cues; Cast career highlights; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français, Español & Português
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Adapted by Casey Robinson from the Olive Higgins Prouty best-seller, complete with large chunks of the novel's dialogue, Now, Voyager (1942) became one of Bette Davis's most adored women's pictures. With skilled Warner Bros. talent Irving Rapper directing, and Davis surrounded by an excellent cast, including Gladys Cooper as the stony matriarch, Claude Rains as the sensitive psychiatrist, and double-cigarette-lighting Paul Henreid as the romantic lead, Now, Voyager's potentially soapy story became a superior melodrama about one woman's self-actualization from put-upon spinster to stylish philanthropist. With Warner Bros. designer Orry-Kelly's costumes and Max Steiner's Oscar-winning score playing key supporting roles, Charlotte's transformation from a dowdy, neurotic wallflower into a beautiful, elegant woman is matched by her discovery of inner strength through love. With Davis' masterful performance showcasing her signature forcefulness as well as her capacity for romantic gentleness, Now, Voyager became a considerable hit. Henreid's neatly suggestive means for lighting cigarettes became one of the high points of Hollywood romance, and Now, Voyager's final moment of resignation and self-sacrifice has entered the pantheon of great closing lines.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2005
  • UPC: 012569675391
  • Original Release: 1942
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Repackaged
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,306

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Davis Charlotte Vale
Paul Henreid Jerry D. Durrance
Claude Rains Dr. Jaquith
Bonita Granville June Vale
Gladys Cooper Mrs. Henry Windle Vale
Ilka Chase Lisa Vale
John Loder Elliot Livingston
Lee Patrick Deb McIntyre
Franklin Pangborn Mr. Thompson
Charles Drake Leslie Trotter
Mary Wickes Dora Pickford
James Rennie Frank McIntyre
David Clyde William
Frank Puglia Manoel
Frank Dae Passenger
Donald Douglas George Weston
Bill Edwards
Janis Wilson Tina Durrance
Isabel Withers
Katherine Alexander Miss Trask
Yola D'Avril Celestine
Claire Du Brey Hilda
Elspeth Dudgeon Aunt Hester
Mary Field Passenger
Reed Hadley Henry Montague
Bill Kennedy Hamilton Hunneker
George Lessey Uncle Herbert
Lester Matthews Captain
Corbet Morris Hilary
Tempe Piggott Mrs. Smith
Hilda Plowright Justine
Constance Purdy Rosa
Georges Renavent Mons. Henri
Dorothy Vaughan Woman
Ian Wolfe Lloyd
Charlotte Wynters Grace Weston
Tod Andrews Dr. Dan Regan
Technical Credits
Irving Rapper Director
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Kim Gannon Songwriter
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Robert B. Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Warren Low Editor
Fred MacLean Set Decoration/Design
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Sol Polito Cinematographer
Casey Robinson Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer, Songwriter
Richard Van Enger Special Effects
Willard Van Enger Special Effects
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [1:06]
2. Dr. Jaquith [2:48]
3. About Charlotte [3:11]
4. Charlotte's Room [3:35]
5. Shipboard Romance [4:36]
6. Mother Dread [1:54]
7. Breaking Point [2:14]
8. Now, Voyager [3:21]
9. Typical Tourists [2:27]
10. True Identities [2:54]
11. Gifts All Around [2:00]
12. Borrowed Wings [3:24]
13. Together and Alone [3:30]
14. About Jerry [3:12]
15. Wrong-way Ride [4:42]
16. The Cabin; Jerry's... [2:21]
17. Immune to Happiness [3:32]
18. Airport Farewell [1:54]
19. Girl Most Popular [2:53]
20. Mother's Welcome [4:54]
21. New Ground Rules [3:40]
22. Mother's Tumble [1:03]
23. Lighting a Fire [2:57]
24. Not Afraid [3:58]
25. Elliot's Courtship [3:28]
26. Encountering Jerry [3:27]
27. Back Bay Station [4:21]
28. Broken Engagement [2:51]
29. "I Did It!" [3:05]
30. A Girl Like Herself [4:24]
31. Call Me Tina [4:00]
32. Jerry's Child in My Arms [3:04]
33. Her New Friend [4:24]
34. Camping with Charlotte [2:15]
35. Party Guests [2:33]
36. Like Our Child [4:01]
37. A Cigarette On It [1:51]
38. The Stars [1:23]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Betty Davis - Charlotte Vale
      Scoring Session Music Cues
         Play All
         Medley of Themes: Flowers, Charlotte, Clash
         Medley of Themes: Moody, Persuasion, Ivory Box, Doctor, Room
         Charlotte Weaving at Cascade
         Medley of Themes: Fragmentary, Tina, Moody, Jerry
         Medley of Themes: Charlotte, Doctor, Parting, Yankee Doodle
         Medley of Themes: Flowers, Charlotte
      Theatrical Trailer
      Awards
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
         Português
         Subtitles: Off
      www.warnervideo.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A true classic...maybe my favorite of all Bette Davis' movies

    This story is an amazing story of a woman who overcomes her mother's oppression to blossom and love compassionately, fully and without hidden motivation. She manages to pass on what she has learned to another in her previous position in life...unloved and oppressed. If you have ever felt unloved or not wanted, this movie will bring tears to your eyes. The dialog is incredible. There are some amazing exchanges between characters that need to be played again and again to hear all the nuances of the conversation. The acting by Bette Davis, Claude Rains and all the supporting cast is outstanding. Costumes and scenery are so well thought out and support the story well.

    This movie brings to the screen a very special kind of love that is not found often. Classic movies like this are rare. Viewers will enjoy the subleties of this movie that speak volumes more than the movies of today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Far Fetched??

    This classic hails from the days when lovers could sleep together fully dressed, never consummating their love, and when doctors could do just what they felt was best for their patients without fear of being sued. Halcyon days indeed, before political correctness and post modernism coloured society's views of just what ethics might be. This film portrays with devastating accuracy 1. Some of the emotions that are stirred in a nervous breakdown 2. Some of the unintentioned trauma caused by a parent's failure to see things through a child's eyes 3. Some of the pain which kindness can inflict. Depending on which side of a breakdown you are, you may not appreciate the first of these points. In writing the second, I am thinking of not of the domineering mother, but the anguished father. And for the third, how many wives will never understand what a husband may have tried to be to them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Movie Though Some Thing In The Plot Are a Real Stretch To Believe!

    Now Voyager is a good movie and very interesting and I thought Bette Davis did some superb acting but I found some things in the plot to be very far-fetched! I mean, what psychiatrist in his right mind would really let a patient take home another of his patients to take care of? Since The troubled young girl is the daughter of Bette Davis's character's married boyfriend I found it unbelievable and probably unethical that the doctor would have allowed that but all in all I enjoyed watching this movie even if the last half of the movie was far fetched!

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