The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.


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  • Dana Andrews and Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • "Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)" Myrna Loy & Teresa Wright
  • Dana Andrews & Teresa Wright
  • Cathy O'Donnell and Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

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Trivia

William Wyler wanted a completely unglamorous look, requiring all costumes to be bought off the rack and worn by the cast before filming, and making sure all sets were built smaller than life-size.


Quotes

Milly Stephenson: You'll probably have to make a speech.
Al Stephenson: It's my plan to meet that situation by getting plastered.


Goofs

When Steve the bartender greets Homer at Butch's, Homer puts out his hand and says, "Go ahead, pal, it won't bite you." However, his lips say, "Go ahead, pal, it won't hurt you."


Crazy Credits

The character played by Ray Teal (the Axis sympathizer whom Homer Parrish attacks at the soda fountain) is listed in the credits as "Mr. Mollett". However, the character's name is never mentioned or otherwise alluded to.

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Genres

Drama | Romance | War

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