The Best Years of Our Lives

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.

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Milly Stephenson: Myrna Loy
  • Al Stephenson: Fredric March
  • Fred Derry: Dana Andrews
  • Peggy Stephenson: Teresa Wright
  • Marie Derry: Virginia Mayo
  • Wilma Cameron: Cathy O’Donnell
  • Butch Engle: Hoagy Carmichael
  • Homer Parrish: Harold Russell
  • Hortense Derry: Gladys George
  • Pat Derry: Roman Bohnen
  • Mr. Milton: Ray Collins
  • Mrs. Parrish: Minna Gombell
  • Mr. Parrish: Walter Baldwin
  • Cliff Scully: Steve Cochran
  • Mrs. Cameron: Dorothy Adams
  • Mr. Cameron: Don Beddoe
  • Luella Parrish: Marlene Aames
  • Prew: Charles Halton
  • Mr. Mollett: Ray Teal
  • Thorpe: Howland Chamberlain
  • Novak: Dean White
  • Bullard: Erskine Sanford
  • Rob Stephenson: Michael Hall
  • Woody Merrill: Victor Cutler
  • Mrs. Talburt – Perfume Customer (uncredited): Claire Du Brey
  • Salvage Foreman (uncredited): Pat Flaherty
  • A Boy (uncredited): Jackie Jackson
  • Nightclub Waiter (uncredited): William H. O’Brien
  • Man at Airport/Dinner Guest (uncredited): Bert Stevens
  • …: Marion Gray

Film Crew:

  • Director of Photography: Gregg Toland
  • Screenplay: Robert E. Sherwood
  • Editor: Daniel Mandell
  • Costume Design: Irene Sharaff
  • Art Direction: George Jenkins
  • Director: William Wyler
  • Set Decoration: Julia Heron
  • Novel: MacKinlay Kantor
  • Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
  • Original Music Composer: Hugo Friedhofer
  • Art Direction: Perry Ferguson
  • Sound Recordist: Richard DeWeese
  • Music Director: Emil Newman
  • Makeup Artist: Robert Stephanoff
  • Hairstylist: Marie Clark
  • Gaffer: Bill McLellan

Movie Reviews:

  • Andres Gomez: Another great Willy Wyler movie.

    The story, with time, is quite expectable but the characters are well defined and developed by the cast.

    Also, it is a good (and probably, too positive) review of the after WWII war lives of the US veterans.

    A must to be seen.

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