The movie was adapted by Casey Robinson from the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. It was directed by Irving Rapper.
It won the Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Davis) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Gladys Cooper).
The title comes from the Walt Whitman poem "The Untold Want", which says, in part: The untold want by life and land ne'er granted, / Now voyager sail thou forth to seek and find.
The movie is memorable for a scene in which Paul Henreid puts two cigarettes into his mouth, lights them both, and gives one to Bette Davis.