Since You Went Away

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Claudette Colbert says goodbye to her voluntarily enlisted husband and goes home to wait out the Second World War with her two daughters (Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple). Things are tight around the house, which means letting their maid (Hattie McDaniel) go while taking in a boarder (Monty Woolley) to help make ends … More Since You Went Away

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Jane Eyre (1943)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The best adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ever-popular novel is also the slimmest in terms of its story. Despite the fact that it edits Bronte’s source more than any other adaptation ever did, it is still the only version to really get the feel of it right until 2011.  Joan Fontaine is excellent … More Jane Eyre (1943)

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