The Best Years Of Our Lives

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Year:
1946
Running time:
172 minutes
Studio:
Samuel Goldwyn
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
William Wyler
Starring:
Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell
Digital Cinema
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Description

An exploration into the difficult readjustments made by WWII veterans returning to civilian life that follows the intertwined homecoming stories of ex-sergeant Al Stephenson (Fredric March), former bombadier Fred Derry (Dana Andrews), and sailor Homer Parrish (Harold Russell).

Profoundly relevant in 1946, the film still offers a surprisingly intricate and ambivalent exploration of American daily life.

Genre

Drama

Awards

Academy Awards:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role - Fredric March 
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Harold Russell 
  • Best Director - William Wyler 
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
  • Best Picture
  • Best Writing, Screenplay
  • Honorary Award - Harold Russell 

BAFTA Award:

  • Best Film from any Source

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