The Best Years of Our Lives

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It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare.

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IMDB 8.1 (70k)


Drama, Romance, War & Military


2h 51min

Production country

United States


William Wyler


Dana Andrews
Fred Derry
Fredric March
Al Stephenson
Harold Russell
Homer Parrish
Teresa Wright
Peggy Stephenson
Myrna Loy
Milly Stephenson
Cathy O'Donnell
Wilma Cameron
Virginia Mayo
Marie Derry
Hoagy Carmichael
Butch Engle
Gladys George
Hortense Derry
Roman Bohnen
Pat Derry
Ray Collins
Mr. Milton
Minna Gombell
Mrs. Parrish
Walter Baldwin
Mr. Parrish
Steve Cochran
Cliff Scully
Dorothy Adams
Mrs. Cameron
Don Beddoe
Mr. Cameron
Marlene Aames
Luella Parrish
Charles Halton
Ray Teal
Mr. Mollett
Howland Chamberlain
Dean White
Erskine Sanford
Michael Hall
Rob Stephenson
Victor Cutler
Woody Merrill
Claire Du Brey
Mrs. Talburt - Perfume Customer (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
Salvage Foreman (uncredited)
Jackie Jackson
A Boy (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Man at Airport/Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Marion Gray
Department Store Customer (uncredited)
Jimmy Ames
Jackie (uncredited)
Carol Andrews
Saleswoman (uncredited)
Mary Arden
Miss Barbour (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Edward Biby
Bank Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire
Minister at Wedding (uncredited)
Sidney Clute
Drugstore Clerk (uncredited)
Joyce Compton
Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
James Conaty
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin
Customer (uncredited)
Bert Conway
ATC Sergeant (uncredited)
Clancy Cooper
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Mady Correll
Announcer (uncredited)
Roy Darmour
Parking Lot Attendant (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson
Man at Airport (uncredited)
Lawrence Dobkin
Bank Customer with Hat (uncredited)
Lester Dorr
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Tom Dugan
Doorman (uncredited)
Dick Earle
Bank Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Edward Earle
Steese - Bank (uncredited)
Billy Engle
Customer (uncredited)
Ben Erway
Lou Latham - Bank (uncredited)
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Nightclub/Hillbilly Singer (uncredited)
Louise Franklin
Ladies' Room Attendant (uncredited)
Herschel Graham
Bank Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins
Diner Attendant at Lucia's (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ray Hyke
Gus - Salvage Worker (uncredited)
John Ince
Ryan - Bank Guard (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr
Dexter - Brat in Drugstore (uncredited)
Robert Karnes
Technical Sergeant (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Donald Kerr
Steve the Bartender (uncredited)
Gene Krupa
Musician - Drum Solo (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood
Counter Girl (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack
Man at Airport (uncredited)
Thomas Martin
Waiter (uncredited)
Doreen McCann
A Girl (uncredited)
Peggy McIntyre
Girl at Soda Fountain - Mollett Scene (uncredited)
Russell Meeker
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Chef Milani
Giuseppe - Lucia's Restaurant Proprietor (uncredited)
Harold Miller
Wealthy Man at Nightclub (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari
Card Player (uncredited)
William Newell
Waiter at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
Georgie Nokes
One of Homer's 'Kids' (uncredited)
Joe Palma
Card Player (uncredited)
Caleb Peterson
Black Soldier at Airfield (uncredited)
Norman Phillips Jr.
Clarence 'Sticky' Merkle (uncredited)
Jack Rice
Apartment Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgway
Girl at Table with Cliff (uncredited)
Mickey Roth
Boy at Soda Fountain - Mollett Scene (uncredited)
Loretta Russell
Bank Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Ruth Sanderson
Mrs. Garrett (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford
George H. Gibbons (uncredited)
Stephen Soldi
Card Player (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Man at Airport / Dinner Guest (uncredited)
John Tyrrell
Angus - Butch's Waiter (uncredited)
Amelita Ward
Counter Girl (uncredited)
Jan Wiley
Perfume Saleswoman (uncredited)
Marek Windheim
Waiter at Lucia's Restaurant (uncredited)
Catherine Wyler
Department Store Customer (uncredited)
William Wyler
Drug Store customer (uncredited)
Dick Gordon
Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)