The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance, War


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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director William Wyler was almost deaf from flying in a B-25 during the war. During filming, he sat beneath the camera with a large set of headphones that were connected to an amplifier so that he could hear the actors.


Quotes

Homer Parrish: I was afraid you wouldn't be able to stand up for me.
Fred Derry: I'd stand up for you, kid, til I drop.


Goofs

An earlier character error comment criticized Fred Derry's wear of the Ike Jacket. The comment said that the belt buckle was not centered. Derry was wearing his Ike Jacket's belt buckle correctly--off to the right side of the wearer. The buckle was not a real belt buckle, but a kind of waist cinch.


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.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | Romance | War

Details

Release Date:

17 June 1947

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$2,100,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$23,650,000 (USA)

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