The Best Years Of Our Lives

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MGM Released 1946

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Director:
William Wyler
Released:
1946
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The Best Years Of Our Lives is the 1946 classic award nominated romance drama from legendary director William Wyler (Ben Hur, Roman Holiday, Funny Girl) that perfectly meditates on how the horrors of war affect those returned who fought in it. The film is a study of what happens to three GIs when they are shipped home after WWII, and how their home lives have both changed and adjusted without them. One is soldier Homer Parrish (Harold Russell) who lost his hands in the war and now must use hooks. Despite his incredible attitude and the skill with which he uses the hooks, he finds himself the object of pity among his family and some friends, and is uncertain about his longtime sweetheart's level of commitment, now that his handicap will affect them the rest of their lives. There is also Fred Derry (Dana Andrews) who married his wife 20 days before he shipped off overseas and as a result, never really got to know her or start a life with her, and finds that she has done just fine without him. Finally, there is middle-aged soldier Al Stephenson (Fredric March) who returns to his wife and two children, and back to his life as a bank executive.moreless
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