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Release Date: July 13th, 2001

DVD Release Date: October 19th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
When her husband leaves to fight in World War II, housewife Anne Hilton (Claudette Colbert) must struggle on alone to raise their two daughters, Jane (Jennifer Jones) and Bridget (Shirley Temple). With a tight budget, Anne is forced to take in two lodgers, elderly ex-soldier Col. William G. Smollett (Monty Woolley) and handsome Lt. Tony Willet (Joseph Cotten). However, loyal maid Fidelia (Hattie McDaniel) stays on unpaid and the makeshift household pulls together through home front hardships.

Cast: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Monty Woolley, Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel

Director: John Cromwell

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Selznick International Pictures

Keywords: Soldier, House, Daughter, Love, Small town, 1940s, Growing up, Heartwarming, Sacrifice, Melodramatic


Nominated Best Motion Picture
Winner Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
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Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
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