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Since You Went Away Overview:

Since You Went Away (1944) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Tay Garnett and John Cromwell and produced by David O. Selznick.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorMonty WoolleyNominated
Best ActressClaudette ColbertNominated
Best Supporting ActressJennifer JonesNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Mark-Lee Kirk; Interior Decoration: Victor A. GangelinNominated
Best CinematographyStanley Cortez, Lee GarmesNominated
Best Film EditingHal C. Kern, James E. NewcomNominated
Best PictureSelznick International PicturesNominated
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Classic Movie Dogathon: Since You Went Away

By Jnpickens on Feb 22, 2012 From Comet Over Hollywood

As many of you know the wartime film “Since You Went Away” (1944) is one of my all time favorite movies. It has everything: An excellent cast filled with cameos, poignant moments, and magnificent camera work. But one of my favorite things about the film is the Hilton’s English Bull... Read full article


Birthday Blogathon: Film #4 Since You Went Away 1944

By Jnpickens on Nov 17, 2011 From Comet Over Hollywood

For my fourth evening of birthday favorite films I chose: Jane and Bridget listening to Anne read a letter from their father. (This actually is my desktop background). Brief plot: The story of Anne Hilton and her two daughters Jane and Bridget on the American World War 2 home front while their fathe... Read full article


Since You Went Away

By Alyson on Feb 16, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Since You Went Away focuses on the Hilton family?s struggles after the man of the house has enlisted in the military for WWII. ?The suburban family consists of the mother, Anne (Claudette Colbert), two teenage daughters, older Jane (Jennifer Jones), younger whinier Bridget (Shirley Temple) and a bul... Read full article


Since You Went Away(1944).

By Dawn on Jan 23, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Since You Went Away(1944). Directed by John Cromwell. Produced by David O. Selznick from the novel Since You Went Away: Letters to a Soldier from His Wife by Margaret Buell Wilder. The music score was by Max Steiner and the cinematography by Stanley Cortez, Lee Garmes, George Barnes (uncredited) and... Read full article


Since You Went Away (1944)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Jennifer Jones, Claudette Colbert, Shirley Temple in Since You Went Away (1944) "This is a story of the Unconquerable Fortress: the American Home..." During WWII, producer David O. Selznick was searching for a way to contribute to the war effort. He was offered two opportunities by the governmen... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mrs. Anne Hilton: By the way, how did you leave Jane?
Lieutenant Tony Willett: With the mumps, and with tears, I'm afraid. I haven't much tact, I guess. I didn't know what to say.
Mrs. Anne Hilton: I know. Poor dear. Then you are very attractive, Tony.
Lieutenant Tony Willett: A bone from Mrs. Hilton?
Mrs. Anne Hilton: No, I mean it. It won't be too easy for Jane, getting over it.
Lieutenant Tony Willett: Nonsense. Older men. Every girl goes through it. Didn't you?
Mrs. Anne Hilton: Still going through it.
Lieutenant Tony Willett: Yeah. Older men named Hilton. Don't you ever worry about Jane.
Mrs. Anne Hilton: I won't. As long as the older men are like you.
Lieutenant Tony Willett: You know something, Anne? I'm chump enough to go on living on your compliments for the next six months. Like a camel and water, you know? How long can they go?
Mrs. Anne Hilton: I can't tell you. I never knew one.


Colonel William G. Smollett: And I might have had that wonderful child as a granddaughter. Bill was fortunate to have known her.
Mrs. Anne Hilton: Bill deserved her. He was such a good boy.
Colonel William G. Smollett: Yes, I dare say. The good die first. And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust burn to the socket.


Mrs. Emily Hawkins: Good evening, Lieutenant Willett. I didn't know you were back in town.
Lieutenant Tony Willett: Oh, yes. I've learned a new trick. The Navy thought I ought to bring it home. You know, for purposes of moral.
Mrs. Emily Hawkins: I thought you already knew all the tricks, Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Tony Willett: Touché, as we used to say in Minneapolis.


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Facts about

Original cinematographer George Barnes left the production to be replaced by Lee Garmes and Stanley Cortez.
Tay Garnett directed part of the film uncredited; Edward F. Cline, a specialist in comedies, was brought in to direct the comedy sequences; producer David O. Selznick filled in as director for four days when director John Cromwell was not available.
The opening sequence was re-shot. Originally it featured a male dog (whose genitalia photographed far too prominently). The shot was redone using a female dog. David O. Selznick's personal print, however, contains the original "naughty" version.
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