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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) (1947)

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Myrna Loy Myrna Loy
Milly Stephenson
Fredric March Fredric March
Al Stephenson
Dana Andrews Dana Andrews
Fred Derry
Teresa Wright Teresa Wright
Peggy Stephenson
Virginia Mayo Virginia Mayo
Marie Derry
Cathy O Cathy O'Donnell
Wilma Cameron
Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael
Butch Engle
Harold Russell Harold Russell
Homer Parrish


Written by
Robert E. Sherwood Robert E. Sherwood
(screen play)


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Quiet, Subtle, but Powerful

4 years, 7 months ago at Jul 9 0:27
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For anyone thinking this is yet another WWII-era movie full of hardened dough-boys bravely fighting the Nazis or Japs, you're about to be surprised or disappointed, depending on your preconceived notions. It's not too difficult to view this movie in the present day, and realize how forward-thinking the screenplay was. While the movie was played out in 1946 post-war America and subject to the same... read more

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11 years, 5 months ago at Sep 15 7:27
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"You know, I had a dream. I dreamt I was home. I've had that same dream hundreds of times before. This time, I wanted to find out if it's really true. Am I really home?"

William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives is a landmark post-WWII production. The collective Hollywood wisdom in 1945 was to halt the creation of movies with wartime themes. The movie-going public had just endured... read more
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Description: The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a different station of society. Al Stephenson (Fredric March) returns to an influential banking position, but finds it hard to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen with new commercial realities. Fred Derry (Dana Andrews) is an ordinary working man who finds it difficult to hold down a job or pick up the threads of his marriage. Having had both hands burnt off during the war, Homer Parrish (Harold Russell) is unsure that his fiancée's feelings are still those of love and not those of pity. Each of the veterans faces a crisis upon h ... (more)
Release date: 29 May 1947
UPC: 026359065729
Tags: Drama (13), Romance (10), 1940s (7), 1946 (7), World War II (6), War (5), Infidelity (5), Black & White (5), WWII (5), Marriage (4), Best Picture Oscar (4), Alcoholism (4), Post-war (4), Unemployment (3), Class Differences (3), Imdb Top 250 (3), Afi100 (3), 300 Greatest Films (3), IMDb Top250 (3), Classic (2)
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