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The Best Years of Our Lives


Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright View All


Robert E. Sherwood (Screenplay), William Wyler (Director) View All

Release: Dec. 25th, 1946
Runtime: 2 hours, 52 minutes
It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three men find the...
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What are the best parts of “The Best Years of Our Lives”? I think it that it everyone readjusting to the returning men. Do all Captains have command over men even Bombediers? It seems to me that F...

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Russell won a richly deserved Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and an Honorary Oscar for inspiring real life veterans and I can't let this go without mentioning a small but memorable performance by the fabulous Gladys George as Fred's mother.
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About: After World War II has ended, three American Veterans return home to their small town where they discover that while they were off fighting the people at home have also been change by the war.