Overview

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?

  1. MacKinlay Kantor

    Novel

  2. William Wyler

    Director

  3. Robert E. Sherwood

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Fredric March

    Fredric March

    Al Stephenson

  2. Myrna Loy

    Myrna Loy

    Milly Stephenson

  3. Dana Andrews

    Dana Andrews

    Fred Derry

  4. Teresa Wright

    Teresa Wright

    Peggy Stephenson

  5. Virginia Mayo

    Virginia Mayo

    Marie Derry

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The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 21, 1946
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • December 25, 1946
    Theatrical

    Meaning

  • February 3, 1954
    Theatrical

    Meaning

  • June 6, 2014
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 52m

Budget $2,100,000.00

Revenue $23,650,000.00

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