Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 82: Fri Aug 6

Now, Voyager (Rapper, 1942): BFI Southbank, 2.30, 5.50 & 8.40pm

This Hollywood classic, in the Bette Davis season, is on an extended run at BFI Southbank. The Radio Three programme, Free Thinking, discussed the star and you can hear it here.

Time Out review:
Bette Davis, impeccable as usual, turns the sow's ear of Hollywood's notion of a repressed spinster (remove the glasses and lo! a beauty) into something like a silk purse. Great stuff as a worldly-wise psychiatrist (Claude Rains at his smoothest) recommends a cruise, and bitter-sweet shipboard romance soars with an unhappily married architect (Paul Henreid, suavely performing the archetypal two-cigarette trick). The women's weepie angle gets to be a bit of a slog later on, but it is all wrapped up as a mesmerically glittering package by Rapper's direction, Sol Polito's camerawork, and Max Steiner
's lushly romantic score. (From a novel by Olive Prouty).
Tom Milne

Here (and above) is the new BFI trailer.

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