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The Best Years of Our Lives [DVD] [1946]

  • SKU: 20873663
  • Release Date: 01/15/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • Introduction By Virginia Mayo
    • Interview With Virginia Mayo And Teresa Wright
    • Theatircal Trailer

    Synopsis


    The Best Years of Our Lives
    The postwar classic The Best Years of Our Lives, based on a novel in verse by MacKinlay Kantor about the difficult readjustments of returning World War II veterans, tells the intertwined homecoming stories of ex-sergeant Al Stephenson (Fredric March), former bombadier Fred Derry (Dana Andrews), and sailor Homer Parrish (Harold Russell). Having rubbed shoulders with blue-collar Joes for the first time in his life, Al finds it difficult to return to a banker's high-finance mindset, and he shocks his co-workers with a plan to provide no-collateral loans to veterans. Meanwhile, Al's children (Teresa Wright and Michael Hall) have virtually grown up in his absence. Fred discovers that his wartime heroics don't count for much in the postwar marketplace, and he finds himself unwillingly returning to his prewar job as a soda jerk. His wife (Virginia Mayo), expecting a thrilling marriage to a glamorous flyboy, is bored and embittered by her husband's inability to advance himself, and she begins living irresponsibly, like a showgirl. Homer has lost both of his hands in combat and has been fitted with hooks; although his family and his fiancée (Cathy O'Donnell) adjust to his wartime handicap, he finds it more difficult. Profoundly relevant in 1946, the film still offers a surprisingly intricate and ambivalent exploration of American daily life; and it features landmark deep-focus cinematography from Gregg Toland, who also shot Citizen Kane. The film won Oscars for, among others, Best Picture, Best Director for the legendary William Wyler, Best Actor for March, and Best Supporting Actor for Harold Russell, a real-life double amputee whose hands had been blown off in a training accident. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Fredric March
      Fredric March - Al Stephenson
    • Myrna Loy
      Myrna Loy - Millie Stephenson
    • Dana Andrews
      Dana Andrews - Fred Derry
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      Harold Russell - Homer Parrish
    • Virginia Mayo
      Virginia Mayo - Marie Derry



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    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best films I have ever seen!!

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      Jonese
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      From the moment it starts to the time the credits roll, I knew why it won 8 wards in 1946! It is a must see for every Vet and movie buff (I happen to be both). Both young and old will enjoy this drama about coming home after war or serving their country! The acting, the story, the characters, directing, the cinematography all of it great. Although it was done in 1946, the themes still hold up for today's returning Vets!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Best Movie Ever!

      Posted
      Juannie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I have watched this movie when it played on network t.v. through the years and love it more as time passes. And with every subsequent viewing (of my blu-ray copy) I catch subtle nuance in the actors performances that I hadn't picked up before. It is a heartwarming experience. Certainly my favorite. And a truly beautiful blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great classic

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      rclassic
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      A true classic worthy of seeing. A story of life after military service world war 2. Heartfelt family story with a moral lesson. Watch it for sure. AAA++++++

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

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      Juleo
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      i seen this movie i also have it on DVD a great movie but when they have it on Blu-ray i had to get it, the picture is clear and the sound is awesome i luv it!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fabulous movie!

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      bryceage1
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      This movie is so deeply moving! It delivers great acting and is so very well written.It is a must see and a must own!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

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      GMan9261
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      This is one of the best movies of all time. Great acting all the way around and a great story!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Good movie.

      Posted
      titlover
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      A look at returning military from WW 2.Good casting,good script,in b/w.Worth the money.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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