Since You Went Away (1944)

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With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.


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11 January 2005 | jarcid-1
10
| One of the best movies about life on the 'homefront' during war
Subtle and nuanced in most places, a bit obvious in others, Since you went away may be the best war movie ever made that doesn't have a war scene. It follows the life of a family in the early days of America's entry into World War II. The coming of age thrust upon young men and women is splendidly captured, but central is the silent pain and worry of those who with loved ones in harm's way. Watch for the scene when Mr. Mahoney leaves the movie theater. There is no dialog, and there need not be.

This movie is often shown near the Holidays because of a great Christmas scene,it's general warmth, and its theme of Country, God, and Family.

One of Jennifer Jones' best performances, with strong work by Claudette Colbert, Shirly Temple, Joseph Cotten, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel and Monty Woolley. Agnes Moorehead foreshadows her role years later in the series 'Bewtiched', playing the town 'witch'.

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Trivia

Opening credits: The events and characters depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


Quotes

Major Sam Atkins: Hello, Tony. I didn't know you were in town.
Lieutenant Tony Willett: Hello, Sam. It's quite a dance you fellows are putting on here. What's the matter? You look upset.
Major Sam Atkins: Just got some bad news. Good evening, Mrs. Hilton.
Anne Hilton: Good evening, Major.
Major Sam Atkins: Plane crash. Don't say anything ...


Goofs

Colonel Smollett (Monty Woolley) struggled to place a garden glove on his right hand. Later, during the same scene in the victory garden, he wears a glove only on his left hand. At the start of the scene he was wearing two gloves. He took them both off, and then put on the right glove upside down before putting on the left glove. Next, when his hands (and soon all of him), were entirely off camera, he had enough time to remove the right glove, which he then carried in his gloved left hand.


Crazy Credits

The on-screen screenplay credit reads "Screen Play by the Producer."


Alternate Versions

Original prints were presented in sepia, rather than black-and-white. It has been suggested that the sepia tone was selected as it gave the film the look of an old postcard, augmenting the sentimental tone of the movie.


Soundtracks

Caisson Song
(1907) (uncredited)
(also called "The Caissons Go Rolling Along")
Music by
Edmund L. Gruber
Played in the score twice when tanks are shown

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Genres

Drama | Romance | War

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