The Best Years of Our Lives


Main Details
Premiere Date 1946-11-21
Directed by William Wyler
Screen Play Robert E. Sherwood
Based on the Novel by MacKinlay Kantor
Cast Myrna Loy as Milly Stephenson
Cast Frederic March* as Al Stephenson
Cast Dana Andrews as Fred Derry
Cast Teresa Wright as Peggy Stephenson
Cast Virginia Mayo as Marie Derry
Cast Cathy O'Donnell as Wilma Cameron
Cast Hoagy Carmichael as Butch Engle
Cast Harold Russell as Homer Parrish
Producer Samuel Goldwyn
Music by Hugo Friedhofer
Director of Photography Gregg Toland
Film Editing by Daniel Mandell
Art Direction by Perry Ferguson
Art Direction by George Jenkins
Costume Design by Irene Sharaff
Production Company (uncredited) The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Notes Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Winner of seven Academy Awards in 1947: Best Picture (The Samuel Goldwyn Company), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Fredric March), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Harold Russell), Best Director (William Wyler), Best Writing, Screenplay (Robert E. Sherwood), Best Film Editing (Daniel Mandell), and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Hugo Friedhofer).


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