Since You Went Away

A love story of today's love and laughter
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 2 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: November 21, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1944
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Roadshow edition
    • Original theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Subtitles - English

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1944 - Best Original Score: Max Steiner

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 12


User Ratings: 1,307
Some could potentially find it too sentimental, but the tone is comparable to what you'd find in one of Frank Capra's movie of the era ... Since You Went Away is a sweet film, and it's a true surprise that it's not better-remembered today. Full Review
Under the Radar
Dec 12, 2017
Rating: 3.5/5 -- I cherished the film's three-hour running time because it gave me time to get to know these people, even love them a little. Full Review
Goatdog's Movies
Apr 15, 2005
Selznick placed a big bet on Shirley Temple's comeback and she pays off enchantingly as a dogged, sensitive, practical little girl with a talent for bargaining. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Feb 27, 2018
Rating: 4/4 -- In a vital period of film history, war films ran the gamut of topics, none more fascinating or heart-wrenching as those of the lives of the people left behind at home. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Dec 15, 2013
Rating: 5/10 -- Colbert is too good, and the script (though bloated) too full of lovely details about small town American life in the '40s to reject it outright. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Jun 18, 2014
...Some of [Colbert's] finest dramatic moments... -- Rating: B
Entertainment Weekly
Aug 9, 1996
Rating: 5/5 -- Beautifully made wartime drama with stellar cast.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Nov 20, 2003

Product Description:

In their seventh and final collaboration, master impresario David O. Selznick (GONE WITH THE WIND, THE WIZARD OF OZ) wrote and produced while John Cromwell (THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS) directed this beloved World War II blockbuster about life on the home front. Claudette Colbert stars as Anne Hilton, an attractive housewife whose husband is fighting in Europe. SINCE YOU WENT AWAY examines the day-to-day lives of Anne and her fellow war brides as they find employment in ammunition factories, take in boarders to make ends meet, and try not to think about what might be happening to their husbands in combat. Hattie McDaniel contributes a strong performance as the family maid, Agnes Moorehead provides a stinging edge with her turn as a woman twisted by the privations of war, and Shirley Temple and Jennifer Jones shine as Anne's two daughters, Bridget and Jane, maturing and embarking on their first romantic escapades. Brilliantly scored, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY is a touching, sentimental, realistic portrait of American family life during World War II.

Plot Synopsis:

Emotional study of the daily life of an idealized American family struggling with the practical inconveniences of wartime.


Production Notes:

  • Actors Guy Madison and John Derek made their screen debuts in this film.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics

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  • UPC: 738329225445
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