Since You Went Away
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Since You Went Away
In this film, set during WWII, Claudette Colbert plays the wife of a businessman who, though well past draft age, volunteered to serve his country as an officer. Fighting back her own fears, Colbert does her best to maintain a normal, stable household for the sake of her growing daughters.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"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."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"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."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Beautifully made wartime drama with stellar cast."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Selznick's schmaltzy tale of the heroic behavior of one "typical" American family during WWII boasts noble political values, but it's devoid of many artistic merits."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"World War II propaganda homefront schmaltz"
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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