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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  • 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)
  • Myrna Loy and Fredric March in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • Dana Andrews & Teresa Wright
  • Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

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Did You Know?

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

Fred Derry: Some barracks you got here. Hey, what are you? A retired bootlegger?
Al Stephenson: Nothing as dignified as that. I'm a banker.


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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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | Romance | War

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