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The Best Years of Our Lives

NR
Movie
1946
2h 52m
English
Drama, Romance, War
It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three men find the courage to rebuild their world? Or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past?
Rating
WATCHMODE
7.9
IMDB
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
95

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Cast

Myrna Loy
Milly Stephenson
Fredric March
Al Stephenson
Dana Andrews
Fred Derry
Cathy ODonnell
Wilma Cameron
Hoagy Carmichael
Butch Engle
Gladys George
Hortense Derry
Steve Cochran
Cliff Scully
Ray Collins
Mr. Milton
Minna Gombell
Mrs. Parrish
Walter Baldwin
Mr. Parrish
Dorothy Adams
Mrs. Cameron
Don Beddoe
Mr. Cameron
Ray Teal
Mr. Mollett
Erskine Sanford
Bullard
Claire Du Brey
Mrs. Talburt - Perfume Customer (un...
Pat Flaherty
Salvage Foreman (uncredited)
William H OBrien
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Man at Airport/Dinner Guest (uncred...
Directed By: William Wyler
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Nancy L Draper says...
2 years ago
"A really good movie which garnered many well deserved awards, including Best Picture. The story is well written, telling of a difficult time in post-war America from the perspective of three returning servicemen reuniting with their families. The acting is wonderful. Harold Russell, who was from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, is the only person in history to have won 2 Oscars for the same role, as well as having the shortest film career for an Oscar recipient (3 movies). This classic is well worth finding and watching. I give it a 9 (superb) out of 10. [Post-War Drama]"
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nmahoney416 says...
2 years ago
"This must of been the perfect movie for the time and place when it came out. It's still a good movie today. Some great performances, especially Harold Russell. The story is well written. It's a bit melodramatic and long."
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Andres Gomez
2 years ago
Another great Willy Wyler movie.

The story, with time, is quite expectable but the characters are well defined and developed by the cast.

Also, it is a good (and probably, too positive) review of the after WWII war lives of the US veterans.

A must to be seen.
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