The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Three wonderful loves in the best picture of the year!

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, War
  • Release Date: 1946-12-25
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 624 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 51min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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    Directing William Wyler Director
    Writing MacKinlay Kantor Novel
    Writing Robert E. Sherwood Screenplay
    Production Samuel Goldwyn Producer
    Sound Hugo Friedhofer Original Music Composer
    Camera Gregg Toland Director of Photography
    Editing Daniel Mandell Editor
    Art Perry Ferguson Art Direction
    Art George Jenkins Art Direction
    Costume & Make-Up Irene Sharaff Costume Design
    Art Julia Heron Set Decoration
    Lighting Bill McLellan Gaffer
    Sound Richard DeWeese Sound Recordist
    Costume & Make-Up Robert Stephanoff Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Marie Clark Hairstylist
    Sound Emil Newman Music Director
    Directing Jonathan C. Boyle Assistant Director
    Sound Larry Gannon Sound
    Sound Gordon Sawyer Supervising Sound Editor
    Crew John P. Fulton Special Effects
    Crew Harry Redmond Sr. Special Effects