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

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Trivia

Virginia Mayo had read the novel "Glory for Me" and envisioned herself as Marie Derry. When producer Samuel Goldwyn refused to give her the part, she had pictures taken of herself at a local bar. That convinced Goldwyn, who was simultaneously working on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), to give her the part... ...


Quotes

Milly Stephenson: What do you think of the children?
Al Stephenson: Children? I don't recognize 'em. They've grown so old.
Milly Stephenson: I tried to stop them, to keep them just as they were when you left, but they got away from me.


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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