Since You Went Away (Selznick 1944, Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones)

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172 min - Drama, Romance, War - 20 July 1944
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Touching WWII drama Since You Went Away focuses on the home front and the war's impact on the lives of average Americans. Claudette Colbert keeps her household and two daughters (Jennifer Jones and Shirley Temple) together as they face day-to-day life without the man of the family. The family deals with economic pressures (they take on boarder Woolley) and romances (Jones's relationship with soldier Robert Walker, her real-life estranged husband at the time). Based on Wilder's letters to her overseas husband, adapted by producer Selznick.

Robert Walker's marriage to Jennifer Jones had dissolved before production of Since You Went Away, making their co-starring assignment extremely awkward, compounded by the fact that Jones was dating the film's producer, David O. Selznick.

Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture; Best Actress: Claudette Colbert; Best Supporting Actor: Monty Woolley; Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jones; Best Cinematography; Best Editing.

Director:  John Cromwell
Writers:  David O. Selznick
Original Author:  Margaret Buell Wilder

Composer:  Max Steiner
Director of Photography:  Stanley Cortez, Jack Cosgrove, Lee Garmes


Production Details

Production Companies:  Selznick International Pictures

Release Date:  20 July 1944

Running Time:  2 h 52 min

Genres: Drama, Romance, War

Language:  English

Tagline: The four most important words since Gone With the Wind-- SINCE YOU WENT AWAY!

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