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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

William Wyler, who served as a major in the Army Air Force during World War II, incorporated his own wartime experiences into the film. Just as Fred Derry did in the movie, Wyler flew in B-17s in combat over Germany, although rather than being a bombardier, as ... ...


Quotes

Milly Stephenson: You'll probably have to make a speech.
Al Stephenson: It's my plan to meet that situation by getting plastered.


Goofs

At the end of the film, Homer hands Fred the wedding ring and says, "Here's the ring. Don't lose it." However, his lips say, "Here's the ring. Don't drop it."


Crazy Credits

Only twelve cast members are listed in the opening credits. Cathy O'Donnell receives an "and introducing" credit before her name. Victor Cutler, who plays Woody, is listed last in the opening credits but does not appear in the cast list of 23 names in the end credits.


Alternate Versions

The film was modified to play on a wide screen and reissued on February 3, 1954.


Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by
Richard Wagner
Played on piano by Hoagy Carmichael and sung by the children at the wedding

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Genres

Drama | Romance | War

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