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|
Charlotte: Dora, I suspect you're a treasure.
Charlotte: I didn't want to be born. You didn't want me to be born. It's been a calamity on both sides.
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The screenplay is a fairly faithful adaptation of the novel, except that in the book Charlotte takes a Mediterranean cruise, not a South American one.
In 1942, Hal B. Wallis had just signed a new contract with Warner Brothers, which stipulated that he make four films a year for the next four years. This film was one from his 1942 slate. Wallis actually made six films in that year, the others being Casablanca, Desperate Journey, Air Force, Princess O'Rourke and Watch on the Rhine.
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