Since You Went Away (1944)
|Director(s)||John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline (uncredited), Tay Garnett (uncredited), David O. Selznick (uncredited)|
|Producer(s)||David O. Selznick|
|Top Genres||Drama, Film Adaptation, Romance, War|
|Top Topics||Christmas, World War II|
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)
|Best Supporting Actor||Monty Woolley||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Claudette Colbert||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Jennifer Jones||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Mark-Lee Kirk; Interior Decoration: Victor A. Gangelin||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Stanley Cortez, Lee Garmes||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Selznick International Pictures||Nominated|
Classic Movie Dogathon: Since You Went AwayBy 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
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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 AwayBy 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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Fidelia: I tried something new. I bought it.
Mrs. Anne Hilton: [as she passes by Colonel Smollett, who is fussing with a bunch of shoes] Having difficulties, Colonel?
Colonel William G. Smollett: Oh, hello, Mrs. Hilton. Do you by any chance know where I might get some shoe polish that isn't made of old sausages?
Mrs. Anne Hilton: [Chuckles] I wish I could get some sausage that isn't made of old shoe polish!
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: You see, my father was a soldier. He was a colonel when he died. I guess all the Smolletts all the way back were soldiers. One of them was with Washington at Yorktown. Although sometimes I think Grandpa just made that one up.
Jane Deborah Hilton: I'm sure he didn't. You ought to be awfully proud.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: Oh, I'm proud, all right. But something went wrong with me. Mother died when I was born, so I never knew her. Well, of course I never knew her.
Jane Deborah Hilton: That's a shame.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: She could paint pretty well, china and things. I hope I can show you her work sometime. That is, if Grandpa ...
Jane Deborah Hilton: If Grandpa what?
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: Well, if I go home. You see, I haven't lived home since West Point.
Jane Deborah Hilton: West Point?
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: Oh, Jane, you don't want to hear all about this, do you?
Jane Deborah Hilton: Not if you don't want me to, Bill.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: Oh, but I do of course. There's no one in the whole world that I'd rather explain - that I'd rather tell.
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Debuting actor Guy Madison, who plays a sailor in the film, was really in the navy at the time of filming.
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.
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