Bette Davis stars as a repressed spinster who finds a new lease of life on a cruise.
Dir Irving Rapper
With Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Irving Rapper’s romantic melodrama sees repressed spinster Charlotte (Davis) escape the malign influence of her domineering mother when her psychiatrist (Rains) recommends a cruise, which proves transformative after an encounter with a married man (Henreid). The stars contribute their own magic, while Austrian-born Max Steiner – often dubbed the ‘father of film music’ – won his second Oscar® for the lush score, which he counted among his personal favourites.