U.S., 1942, 117 min, 35mm, Dir. Irving Rapper, Not Rated, Warner Bros.
"Suffering in mink was very big in wartime." – Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Film Guide
Nobody had ever called Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) 'darling' before, until dreamboat Jerry Durrance (Paul Henreid) floats into her life aboard an ocean liner and awakens the princess in her. Before long, it's Bye Mom, Hello World for the blossoming New England spinster. Can Charlotte have her cake and eat it too? "Don't let's ask for the moon," she tells Jerry, "we have the stars." By lighting two cigarettes at once before handing one to Davis, Henreid set a new trend in lovers' smoking habits. Ms. Davis as well as Gladys Cooper (in the role of domineering mother) were nominated for Oscars. It was the great composer Max Steiner who took home the coveted prize, for what is perhaps his finest, most memorable score.
CGAC pays tribute to Paul Henreid, one of the great leading men of Hollywood's Golden Era, with a one-time-only 35mm screening of his two most popular films - Now, Voyager and Casablanca - in the company of his daughter, Monika Henreid, who is working on a memoir and documentary titled Paul Henreid: Beyond Victor Laszlo.
A special reception with drinks and light fare takes place on Friday, October 21 at 8:00 pm with Monika Henreid in attendance.
A $25 series pass that grants admission to both Now, Voyager and Casablanca and the special reception. This pass is available for purchase online.
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