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The Best Years of Our Lives

Three American veterans struggle to readjust to civilian life after returning home from World War II.

The Best Years of Our Lives
Released:
November 21, 1946

Cast:

Myrna Loy
Fredric March
Dana Andrews
Teresa Wright
Virginia Mayo
Harold Russell
Hoagy Carmichael

Director:
William Wyler

Producer:
Samuel Goldwyn

Written by:
Robert E. Sherwood, MacKinlay Kantor (novel)

Distributor:
RKO Radio Pictures

Budget:
$2,100,000

Box Office:
$44,050,000

Awards:

Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Actor (Fredric March)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Harold Russell)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay
Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Academy Award for Best Original Score
Academy Honorary Award (Harold Russell)
Academy Memorial Award (Samuel Goldwyn)
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Sound Recording
Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama
Golden Globe Special Award for Best Non-Professional Acting (Harold Russell)
BAFTA Award for Best Film



Rotten Tomatoes Score:
98%