The New Pictures, Nov. 2, 1942

Now, Voyager (Warner) is the Warner Bros.' solemn contribution to the study of the mother complex. Sympathetically directed by Irving Rapper, sensibly acted by Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and a massive supporting cast, the picture often succeeds (in the course of two hours) in looking like the moving and intelligent drama it thinks it is.

The film's neurosis occurs in Beacon Hill Boston. The agonists are: mother-complicated Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis, looking 20 lb. overweight in flat heels and the inevitable spectacles) and Mrs. Henry Windle Vale ( Gladys Cooper, whose discreet, sociologically exact...

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