The Best Years of Our Lives Overview:

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn and Lester Koenig.

The film was based on the novel Glory for Me written by MacKinlay Kantor published in 1945.

The Best Years of Our Lives was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorFredric MarchWon
Best Supporting ActorHarold RussellWon
Best DirectorWilliam WylerWon
Best Film EditingDaniel MandellWon
Best Music - ScoringHugo FriedhoferWon
Best PictureSamuel Goldwyn ProductionsWon
Best WritingRobert E. SherwoodWon
Special AwardTo Harold Russell for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in The Best Years of Our Lives.Won
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"The Best Years of Our Lives" is the Best Picture of 1946

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 22, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

"The Best Years of Our Lives" is the Best Picture of 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is an American drama directed by William Wyler and starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, and Virginia Mayo. The screenplay was written by Robert E. Sherwood, based on a novella... Read full article


Book Review: Making The Best Years of Our Lives: The Hollywood Classic That Inspired a Nation

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 17, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

Book Review: Making The Best Years of Our Lives: The Hollywood Classic That Inspired a Nation The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is one of the most honored and beloved films from Hollywood's Golden Age. It was released over 75 years ago. Author and film historian, Alison Macor has written a ver... Read full article


Best Picture of 1946: "The Best Years of Our Lives"

By Stephen Reginald on Mar 7, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

Best Picture of 1946: "The Best Years of Our Lives" The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is an American drama directed by William Wyler and starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, and Virginia Mayo. The screenplay was written by Robert E. Sherwood, based on a novella, Glor... Read full article


The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 3, 2018 From The Stop Button

If it weren?t for the first half of the film, The Best Years of Our Lives would be a series of vingettes. The film runs almost three hours. Almost exactly the first half is set over two days. The remainder is set over a couple months. Director Wyler and screenwriter Robert E. Sherwood don?t really d... Read full article


Teresa Wright in The Best Years of Our Lives

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 16, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I was born and bred a California boy, but there’s a certain something about the girl-next-door. Maybe it’s my midwestern roots, because after all, my mom was born in Iowa before making the move westward. Anyways, the first time I saw Teresa Wright onscreen I was immediately smitten. She ... Read full article


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Fred Derry: You know what it'll be, don't you, Peggy? It may take us years to get anywhere. We'll have no money, no decent place to live. We'll have to work, get kicked around.


Fred Derry: You gotta hand it to the Navy; they sure trained that kid how to use those hooks.
Al Stephenson: They couldn't train him to put his arms around his girl, or to stroke her hair.


Peggy Stephenson: I've made up my mind.
Al Stephenson: Good girl.
Milly Stephenson: To do what?
Peggy Stephenson: I'm going to break that marriage up! I can't stand it seeing Fred tied to a woman he doesn't love and who doesn't love him. Oh, it's horrible for him. It's humiliating and it's killing his spirit. Somebody's got to help him.


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Facts about

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 17, 1949 with Dana Andrews reprising his film role.
Came sixth in the UK's Ultimate Film, in which films were placed in order of how many seats they sold at cinemas
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 19, 1947 with Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo and Cathy O'Donnell reprising their film roles.
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