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

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Trivia

Harold Russell's character was originally written as a war veteran suffering from combat trauma. This was changed to a physical disability when Russell joined the cast.


Quotes

Peggy Stephenson: I've made up my mind.
Al Stephenson: Good girl.
Milly Stephenson: To do what?
Peggy Stephenson: I'm going to break that marriage up! I can't stand it seeing Fred tied to a woman he doesn't love and who doesn't love him. Oh, it's horrible for him. It's humiliating and it's killing his spirit. ...


Goofs

When Fred Derry presses the tiled wall in the entrance of his wife's apartment building, it gives way slightly.


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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