The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)



Director:    William Wyler.

Starring:     Myrna Loy (Milly Stephenson), Fredric March (Al Stephenson), Dana Andrews (Fred Derry), Teresa Wright (Peggy Stephenson), Virginia Mayo (Marie Derry), Cathy O'Donnell (Wilma Cameron), Hoagy Carmichael (Butch Engle), Harold Russell (Homer Parrish), Gladys George (Hortense Derry), Roman Bohnen (Pat Derry), Ray Collins (Mr. Milton), Steve Cochran (Cliff ), Minna Gombell (Mrs. Parrish), Walter Baldwin (Mr. Parrish), Dorothy Adams (Mrs. Cameron), Don Beddoe (Mr. Cameron), Erskine Sanford (Bullard), Marlene Aames (Luella Parrish), Michael Hall (Rob Stephenson), Charles Halton (Prew), Ray Teal (Mr. Mollett), Dean White (Novak), Howland Chamberlin (Thorpe), Victor Cutler (Woody Merrill), Pat Flaherty (Construction Foreman).

This movie covers the lives of three veterans returning home after WWII.  The men are, of course, looking forward to being home, but there is a certain apprehension about how they will adjust back into civilian life.  The men find that they do have definite problems adjusting to home life.  They are bothered my memories and feel now different from those around them who have not experienced war.  The movie follows the three ex-military men to see how they adjust to the difficulties.




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