The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Director : William Wyler

Genre : Drama, Romance, War

Cast : : , Myrna Loy as Milly Stephenson , Fredric March as Al Stephenson (as Frederic March) , Dana Andrews as Fred Derry , Teresa Wright as Peggy Stephenson , Virginia Mayo as Marie Derry , Cathy O'Donnell as Wilma Cameron , Hoagy Carmichael as Butch Engle , Harold Russell as Homer Parrish , Gladys George as Hortense Derry , Roman Bohnen as Pat Derry , Ray Collins as Mr. Milton , Minna Gombell as Mrs. Parrish , Walter Baldwin as Mr. Parrish , Steve Cochran as Cliff , Dorothy Adams as Mrs. Cameron

Plot : Three WWII veterans get back house to small-town America to realize that they furthermore their genres submit to been irreparably changed.

Run Time : 172 min

Country : USA

Language : English

Filming Locations : Long Beach Airport – 4101 E. Donald Douglas Drive, Long Beach, California, USA

Company : Samuel Goldwyn Company, The

Trivia : “The Screen Guild Theater” market a 30 little receiver adaptation of the flick on May 19, 1947 along furthermore Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo furthermore Cathy O'Donnell reprising their flick roles.

Goofs : Factual errors: Fredric March’s refer is misspelled because “Frederic” March inside the completing credits.

Tag Lines : THE SCREEN'S GREATEST LOVE STORY IS THE BEST FILM THIS YEAR FROM HOLLYWOOD!
Samuel Goldwyn's greatest production
The Most Honored Picture of All Time (1954 widescreen reissue)
Three wonderful loves in the best picture of the year!
Filled with all the love and warmth and joy. . .the human heart can hold!

Plot Summary : The tale concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each indulge in a poles apart station of society. Al Stephenson wages to an dominant banking position, excluding finds it rigid to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen as well as latest marketing realities. Fred Derry is a boring functioning mature woman who finds it existent to have chamber for slurp a occupation or devour the threads of his marriage. Having more established both work force burnt off at various the podium in the war, Homer Parrish is disbelieving that his fiancée’s mind-set are in addition those of affection also not those of pity. Each of the veterans faces a disaster upon his arrival, also each disaster is a microcosm of the episodes of legion American warriors who made of an overseas universe looking ahead to each other whilst they got back marching home.

At the inclusive of World War II, a soldier, a sailor as anyways as an airman get back to their domestic town of Boone City as anyways as must re-adjust to the neighborhood they more established disappeared quite a lot of time before. Al Stephenson was a banker sooner than sealing up. He is more responsible than your normal battle veteran as anyways as gets domestic to make of that his adolescents experience grown conscious as anyways as faces the tasking project of re-establishing an close relationship in addition to his loving wife. At work, Al is accelerated save for at the moment finds it tasking to troth the hardhearted banker he seemingly just one and only occasion was. Fred Derry was an Air Force Officer as anyways as Bombardier save for understands on his get back that he has no marketable acumen as anyways as finds himself inside his ancient career at the pharmacy operating since a soda jerk. He still finds that he more established got connubial with inside haste as anyways as that his wife, whom he’d simply got wind as a portion of weeks once they got connubial with at different steer of his flight training, isn’t fairly since enamored in addition to him at the moment that he’s out of uniform. Lastly, there is Homer Parrish who squandered both of his work force inside a shipboard fire. He’s transform fairly adept at by oddity of the prosthetics the Navy has supplied him save for resents the let-down he sees inside others eyes. He more established hoped to marry his early life darling save for is no longer convinced he may well accountability her in addition to his own physical limitations. All three citizenry transform swiftly friends as anyways as in addition to Fred Derry’s matrimony approaching apart, he finds himself caving in friendliness in addition to Al’s daughter, Peggy. In the end, the end lot three finds peculiarities to switched over aid in addition to their lives.

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