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)
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  • Myrna Loy and Fredric March in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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  • Myrna Loy and Fredric March in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

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Trivia

In 1946 this became the most successful film at the box office since Gone with the Wind (1939), which was released seven years earlier.


Quotes

Fred Derry: You gotta hand it to the Navy; they sure trained that kid how to use those hooks.
Al Stephenson: They couldn't train him to put his arms around his girl, or to stroke her hair.


Goofs

The scene at Butch's, when Al introduces his wife and daughter to Fred and Homer, he refers to Dana Andrews as Homer and Harold Russell as Fred. This was intended as a consequence of Al being drunk.


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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Drama | Romance | War

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