Now, Voyager

USA | 1942 | 117 min | PG

Bette Davis stars as Boston heiress Charlotte Vale, a mousy woman who eventually gains independence from her domineering mother.


Critics initially dismissed Now, Voyager as ‘just’ a women’s picture, but it’s a makeover movie with a transformational feminist undercurrent. (And either way the wardrobe by costume designer Orry-Kelly, with dramatic before-and-after makeup artistry from Perc Westmore, are fantastic.) But the clothes don’t make the woman: they merely reflect her journey to newfound confidence.


Director: Irving Rapper
Cast: Bette Davis, Gladys Cooper, Claude Rains and Paul Henreid


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