Now, Voyager (1942) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Irving Rapper and produced by Hal B. Wallis.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Olive Higgins Prouty published in 1941.
Now, Voyager was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.
Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Bette Davis||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Gladys Cooper||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Max Steiner||Won|
Edmund Goulding was first attached to the project as director. He wanted Irene Dunne to play Charlotte Vale. When Goulding fell ill, however, the project passed to Michael Curtiz, who had either Norma Shearer or Ginger Rogers in mind for the lead. In the meantime, Bette Davis was lobbying hard for the part. She was able to convince producer Hal B. Wallis that she would make a perfect Charlotte Vale, but she refused to work with Curtiz. Consequently Irving Rapper landed the director's job.
The biggest box office hit of Bette Davis's career.
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