The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

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2h 52min
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Fredric March
Al Stephenson
Myrna Loy
Milly Stephenson
Dana Andrews
Fred Derry
Harold Russell
Homer Parrish
Teresa Wright
Peggy Stephenson
Virginia Mayo
Marie Derry
Cathy O'Donnell
Wilma Cameron
Gladys George
Hortense Derry
Ray Collins
Mr. Milton
Minna Gombell
Mrs. Parrish
Walter Baldwin
Mr. Parrish
Steve Cochran
Cliff Scully
Dorothy Adams
Mrs. Cameron
Claire Du Brey
Mrs. Talburt - Perfume Customer (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
Salvage Foreman (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Man at Airport/Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Don Beddoe
Mr. Cameron
Marlene Aames
Luella Parrish
Ray Teal
Mr. Mollett
Howland Chamberlain
Thorpe (as Howland Chamberlin)
Michael Hall
Rob Stephenson
Victor Cutler
Woody Merrill


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. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three men find the courage to rebuild their world? Or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past?

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