Cinema: New Picture, Jul. 17, 1944

Since You Went Away (Selznick-United Artists). The duck that hatched a swan was lucky compared to David Oliver Selznick. He hatched Gone With the Wind and has been trying to hatch another ever since. Last week he punctuated four pictureless years* with Since You Went Away, a marathon of home-front genre-filming. Sure enough, it was no Gone With the Wind. The Wind blew for four solid hours; Went goes on for ten minutes short of three. The Wind cost $4,000,000 to make; Went, a mere $2,400,000. The Wind was photographed in some of the...

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