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Since You Went Away (1944)

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177 min | Drama, Romance, War

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.
Writers
Margaret Buell Wilder (book "Since You Went Away: Letters to a Soldier from His Wife") (adaptation) | David O. Selznick (screenplay)
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Cinematographers
Stanley Cortez (photographed by) | Lee Garmes (photographed by)
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Budget
$ 2,400,000
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Release date
Jul 20, 1944 (United States)

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Claudette Colbert
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Joseph Cotten
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Shirley Temple
Brig Hilton Brig Hilton   See fewer
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Monty Woolley
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Lionel Barrymore
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Robert Walker
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Hattie McDaniel
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Agnes Moorehead
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Alla Nazimova
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Albert Bassermann
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7.6 / 10 | 3,758 votes