Ne reason I enjoy his movies and JD is down to earth red blooded American male who is uite complex in his life and ways One the other hand Bette Davis wasis Charlotte Vale to a T I was able to imagine her in this story with some highlights that are always present in the novel This in my mind is a reat love story and being a romantic at heart it fits the bill I prefer romance of yesterday to the in your face romance of today though I am sure there are a fair amount romance of yesterday to the in your face romance of today though I am sure there are a fair amount are wholesome but my passion is older book Loved itLux Radio Theater May 10 1943 with Ida Lupino and Paul Henrid. Oman who finds the strength to chart her own course in life; who discovers love sex and even motherhood outside of marriage; and who learns that men are ultimately dispensable in the uest for happiness and fulfillmentOlive Higgins Prouty 1882–1974 like many of her characters a wealthy Bostonian was the author of ten novels including Stella Dallas 1923 which became the basis for three films and a long running radio serial A raduate of Smith College Prouty endowed a
writer’s scholarship atscholarship at that was received by Sylvia Plath who later portrayed her patron unflatteringly in The Bell Jar. Of dialogue lifted straight from the novel I am always the for novels of classic movies I have seen in the past ones that I loved and in doing I came across Now Voyager Usually when a story is turned into a movie there are many changes to fit the ideas of the producers directors and this story had very little changes The most dramatic change is the male leading character who in the movie is played by Paul Henrid if you know that actor you could not see him as the American JD in the least In the movie he has a sophisticated race of
a Frenchman which is S agencyBoston blueblood Charlotte Vale hasFrenchman which is S agencyBoston blueblood Charlotte Vale has an unhappy sheltered life Lonely dowdy repressed and pushing 40 Charlotte finds salvation at a sanitarium where she undergoes an emotional and physical transformation After her extreme makeover the new Charlotte tests her mettle by embarking on a cruise and finds herself in a torrid love affair with a married man which ends at the conclusion of the voyage But only then can the real journey begin as Charlotte is forced to navigate a new life for herself While Now Voyager is a tear jerking romance it is at the same time the empowering story of a Read when I was 16and because it was on the Catholic banned book list The Census my rebellious phase 45 the film spoiled me and I was surprised Catholic banned book list The Census my rebellious phase 45 the film spoiled me and I was surprised closely it followed the book It s being newly marketed as pulp and I suppose it is but I tend to think of pulp
has having some seedy elements murder blackmail really a un should show up somewhere This book is far too civilizedhaving some seedy elements murder blackmail really a un should show up somewhere This book is far too civilized stuff like that It s women s fiction kind of a romance but entirely centered on the inner life of the female protagonist I was amazed at how closely the movie stuck to the book with many of the best lines. “Don’t let’s ask for the moon We have the stars” The film that concludes with Bette Davis’s famous words reaffirmed Davis’s own stardom and changed the way Americans smoked cigarettes But few contemporary fans of this story of a woman’s self realization know its source Olive Higgins Prouty’s 1941 novel Now Voyager provides an even richer deeper portrait of the inner life of its protagonist and the society she inhabits Viewed from a distance of than 60 years it also offers fresh and uietly radical takes on psychiatric treatment traditional family life female desire and women’.