The Best years of our lives

United States, 1946

Film
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Selected by the Library of Congress as one of the most important films of all time, this multi-Oscar winning classic recounts the problems faced by three veterans returning home after World War II, as they attempt to pick up the threads of their civilian lives. Fine performances by Fredric March, Dana Andrews and real-life amputee Harold Russell, and sensitive direction from William Wyler help to make “The Best years of our lives” an unforgettable film experience.

Credits

director

William Wyler

producer

Samuel Goldwyn

production company

Samuel Goldwyn Productions

Language

English

Duration

02:50:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39140

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Veterans

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War and society

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War victims

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Psychological aspects

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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