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Since You Went Away

Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Cromwell
Produced by David O. Selznick
Written by Margaret Buell Wilder (book)
David O. Selznick (screenplay)
Starring Claudette Colbert
Jennifer Jones
Shirley Temple
Joseph Cotten
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Stanley Cortez
Lee Garmes
George Barnes (uncredited)
Robert Bruce (uncredited)
Editing by John Faure (uncredited)
Arthur Fellows (uncredited)
Marsh Hendry (uncredited)
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) 1944
Running time 172 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Since You Went Away is a 1944 film distributed by United Artists. It was directed by John Cromwell and adapted and 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 Robert Bruce (uncredited).

The film stars Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple and Joseph Cotten with Monty Woolley, Robert Walker, Lionel Barrymore, Hattie McDaniel, Agnes Moorehead, Guy Madison, Craig Stevens, Janelle Johnson, Keenan Wynn, Florence Bates, and Alla Nazimova.

The film tells the story of how a woman copes at home while her husband has gone off to fight in World War II.

The farewell scene between Jones and Walker at the railway station is often cited as a fine example of a Hollywood tearjerker scene. Jones and Walker play young lovers. In real life, they were at the end of a failed marriage and divorced shortly after.

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Awards and nominations

It won the Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Max Steiner) and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Claudette Colbert), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Jones), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Monty Woolley), Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Lee Garmes), Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White (Mark-Lee Kirk, Victor A. Gangelin), and Best Effects, Special Effects.[1]

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