Since You Went Away. 1944. USA. Directed by John Cromwell. Screenplay by David O. Selznick, based on the novel by Margaret Buell Wilder. With Jennifer Jones, Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten. 177 min.
In order to make ends meet during WWII, Anne Hilton (Colbert) opens her home to two lodgers. Her husband is away at war and she endeavors to keep her family—including daughters Jane (Jones) and Bridget (Shirley Temple)—together in spite of many deprivations. Jones played opposite her real-life husband, Robert Walker, in a role that earned her a second Oscar nomination.