Now, Voyager Overview:

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.

SYNOPSIS

"Now, Voyager, sail forth to seek and find." Rains is a psychiatrist who quotes this line from Walt Whitman to inspire the repressed Davis. Soon, the shy, sheltered spinster is brought out of her shell and falls in love with a handsome, suave Henreid, though she knows he will never leave his wife. Through years of trials, their love endures and she becomes a surrogate mother to Henreid's daughter (Wilson). The quintessential Hollywood tear-jerker, with a lush Steiner score.

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Now, Voyager was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressBette DavisNominated
Best Supporting ActressGladys CooperNominated
Best Music - ScoringMax SteinerWon
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Charlotte: Oh Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.


Charlotte: Dr. Jasquith says that tyranny is sometimes expression of the maternal instinct. If that's a mother's love, I want no part of it.


Tina Durrance (to her father, Jerry): Do you like me?
Jerry (looking at Charlotte): I love you.


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Principal shooting began on April 7 1942 and ended on June 23 with some retakes shot in early July. The completed film was released at the end of October 1942 to mixed critical notices and a rapturous public reception.
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.
Claude Rains initially turned down the Jaquith role, finding it too insubstantial. The part was built up for him and he was paid $5000 a week for six weeks' work.
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