Tired old queen at the movies

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Now, Voyager

B
ette Davis and Paul Henried plumb the depths of emotion in Irving Rapper's tender and romantic adaptation of Now, Voyager (1942).

Based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty, Davis plays Charlotte Vale and lonely spinster driven to distraction by her domineering mother, brilliant played by Glady's Cooper. Thanks to the kindly intervention of psychiatrist Claude Rains, she goes on a cruise to recuperate and falls in love with a handsome and unhappily married man Paul Henried. The trials and tribulations of this affair, accompanied by a gorgeous Oscar winning score by Max Steiner, lay the foundation for one of the greatest love stories ever filmed and give Bette Davis one of her most memorable roles.

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1 comments:

Victor said...

"I'm the maiden aunt. Everyone has one, you know."

God damn fantastic film! And ranked number #23 on the AFI's list of top 100 American films.

I'm actually going through the list now. I'm up to #4: Gone With The Wind.

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