The Best Years of Our Lives Poster

Release Date: December 25th, 1946

DVD Release Date: October 28th, 1997

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
Fred, Al and Homer are three World War II veterans facing difficulties as they re-enter civilian life. Fred (Dana Andrews) is a war hero who, unable to compete with more highly skilled workers, has to return to his low-wage soda jerk job. Bank executive Al (Fredric March) gets into trouble for offering favorable loans to veterans. After losing both hands in the war, Homer (Harold Russell) returns to his loving fiancée, but must struggle to adjust.

Cast: Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Harold Russell, Hoagy Carmichael, Gladys George

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Distributors: RKO Radio Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, 1940s, Fascinating, Small town, Love, Sacrifice, Wife, Daughter


Winner Film From Any Source
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1947)
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Winner Best Motion Picture
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