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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  • Jennifer Jones and Robert Walker in Since You Went Away (1944)
  • Claudette Colbert and Joseph Cotten in Since You Went Away (1944)
  • Since You Went Away (1944)
  • Since You Went Away (1944)
  • Jennifer Jones in Since You Went Away (1944)
  • Jennifer Jones and Robert Walker in Since You Went Away (1944)

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Did You Know?


The small Hummel featured in the film was not a real Hummel figurine. Hummels were not being imported during WWII. The piece, titled "Dentist Dodger" was by Vienna-born sculptor Josef Josephu, who was related to actor Otto Waldis (not in this film).


Lieutenant Tony Willett: Now I don't want to shock you, but it's no wonder those Italians can paint. There was a dame standing right in the middle of the street with a big tub of spaghetti, and she had - she had...
Anne Hilton: Now never mind what she had. I have a little imagination.
Lieutenant Tony Willett: ...


Colonel William G. Smollett introduces himself as such when he responds to the advertisement for an officer boarder, but is called 'Colonel Smollie' by Bridget whilst tending the victory garden, and again at his birthday party with his cake having 'Colonel Smollie' written on it. Although Bridget and the other family members know his correct surname and, at the beginning, address him by it, they later, clearly address him as 'Smollie' as an affectionate family nickname.

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.


Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by
Richard Wagner
In the score during the opening scenes (wedding trip plaque shown)


Plot Summary

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Drama | Romance | War

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