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F-0113

Title:

Since You Went Away

Category:

S

Produced:

1944

Country:

USA

Released:

July 1944 (film, USA)

Director:

John Cromwell

Writer:

Margaret Buell Wilder (book "Since You Went Away: Letters to a Soldier from His Wife"); Margaret Buell Wilder (adaptation); David O. Selznick (screenplay)

Actors:

Claudette Colbert (Mrs. Anne Hilton); Jennifer Jones (Jane Deborah Hilton); Joseph Cotton (Lieutenant Tony Willett); Shirley Temple (Bridget 'Brig' Hilton); Monty Woolley (Colonel William G. Smollett); Lionel Barrymore (Clergyman); Robert Walker (Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II); Hattie McDaniel (Fidelia); Agnes Moorehead (Mrs. Emily Hawkins); Alla Nazimova (Zofia Koslowska, as Nazimova); Albert Bassermann (Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden); Gordon Oliver (Marine Officer Seeking Room); Keenan Wynn (Lieutenant Solomon); Guy Madison (Sailor Harold E. Smith); Craig Stevens (Danny Williams); Lloyd Corrigan (Mr. Mahoney - Grocer); Jackie Moran (Johnny Mahoney)

Description:

While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct. (Ron Kerrigan)

Nominated* for nine Academy AwardsÂ(r), this heart-warming, soul-stirring (Variety) portrait of life on the homefront during World War II is a magnificent picture rich in humor and poignant with heartbreak (The Hollywood Reporter). Claudette Colbert heads an all-star cast,including Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten and Shirley Temple, in this beautifully produced picture that gets into your heart (Los Angeles Examiner). With her husband Tim off at war, Anne Hilton (Colbert) struggles to be a pillar of strength for her daughters Jane (Jones) and Bridget (Temple). During America's darkest hours, she bravely steers her girls through heartbreak and hardships as she eagerly awaits news from overseas and wonders if life will ever be the same. *1944: Best Picture, Actress (Colbert), Supporting Actor (Monty Woolley), Supporting Actress (Jones), Cinematography (B&W), Art Direction (B&W), Editing, Music Score (won), Special Effects (Amazon.com)

Language:

English / Yiddish

Bach's Music:

"Ave Maria", by Charles Gounod, adopted from the Prelude No. 1 in C major from WTC 1, BWV 846
Played in the score when Brig prays

Film Company:

Vanguard Films

Format:

B&W film | DVD (Closed-captioned, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC)

VHS/DVD Label:

MGM (Video & DVD) [DVD]

TT:

172 min (USA) / USA:130 min (USA, 1949 re-release) / 172 min (copyright length) / 177 min (DVD version)

Comments:

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Amazon.com [DVD]

Source: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (October 2007)

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