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

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Directed by: William Wyler
Actors: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March
Production Company: The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Release Date: 29 May 1947 (Mexico)

The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a different station of society. Al Stephenson returns to an influential banking position, but finds it hard to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen with new commercial realities. Fred Derry is an ordinary working man who finds it difficult to hold down a job or pick up the threads of his marriage. Having had both hands burnt off during the war, Homer Parrish is unsure that his fiancĂ©e’s feelings are still those of love and not those of pity. Each of the veterans faces a crisis upon his arrival, and each crisis is a microcosm of the experiences of many American warriors who found an alien world awaiting them when they came marching home.

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