A tender love story, a taut psychological drama, an inspiring tale of physical and spiritual transformation. NOW, VOYAGER is all three, as well as a Bette Davis career milestone, resulting in her sixth Best Actress Oscar nomination. She magically plays Charlotte Vale, a spinster who defies her domineering mother (fellow Oscar nominee Gladys Cooper) to discover love, heartbreak and eventual contentment. More magic is generated by a top-notch ensemble, Max Steiner's Academy Award-winning score and an improvised moment by Paul Henreid that became an instant classic: he lights two cigarettes at once and hands one to Davis. For the ultimate in romantic melodrama, it's NOW, VOYAGER now, then and forever.
Won: Best Music - Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, 1943 Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Davis), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Cooper), 1943 Academy Awards
Remains a highly narcotic, swoon-inducing romance in the Bette Davis canon. -- Jeremiah Kipp, SLANTMAGAZINE.COM