Since You Went Away

Synopsis: While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct.
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Production: United Artists
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
177 min

Did we do something

to make you mad?

Honey, you couldn't do nothing

to make me mad, no matter what.

You're just like my own child.

Did I hear something

about Fidelia leaving?

Now, Jane, I'm just as unhappy

about it as you are.

We can't keep up the payments

on the house

just by cutting down

on your allowances.


First Pop, and now Fidelia.

That's enough of that, Brig.

I don't want no mourning.

You say good night

to your sister and run along to bed.

You, too, Jane.

Tomorrow's a school day.

The Lord Himself will have to take

care of these calamities somehow.

You'll come to see us,

won't you, Fidelia?

Of course I will, child.

If you don't pick up your clothes,

you never will keep a husband.

Men don't fancy disorderment.

- Good night for now, Jane, honey.

- Good night, Fidelia.

Whee! I'm a commando!

This is all that's left

of Fidelia's last cake,

and I'm afraid it's pretty stale,

but cake is cake these days.

I don't care what they do

as long as they don't ration pickles.

Yes, I know.

You'll have chronic indigestion

by the time the war's over.

Hi, Gladys.

What on earth's

the matter with that child?

Gladys is afraid

of grownups, that's all.

I'd like to hear her say two words

just to be sure she can talk.

Who you talking about... Gladys?

I don't see how Brig can put up with it.

I don't think much of your friends.

They're all man-crazy just like you are.

It's too early

in the morning to argue.

Hurry up. You'll be late.

You tell Becky Anderson

the next time she tries to high-hat me...

- Good morning, Mr. Mahoney.

- Good morning, girls.

- Good morning.

- Good morning, Mrs. Hilton.

I thought I'd bring the groceries and see

if there was anything I could do.

That is nice of you. I think

I'll need all the help I can get.

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David O. Selznick

David O. Selznick (May 10, 1902 – June 22, 1965) was an American film producer, screenwriter and film studio executive. He is best known for producing Gone with the Wind (1939) and Rebecca (1940), both earning him an Academy Award for Best Picture. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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