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The Best Years of Our Lives

1946

Cast: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews
Director: William Wyler
Writer: Robert E. Sherwood
Cinematographer: Gregg Toland
Editor: Daniel Mandell
Production Designers: Perry Ferguson, George Jenkins
Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

Frances Goldwyn, Samuel Goldwyn’s wife, initially suggested that a film should be made about the problems soldiers faced upon their return from WWII after reading an article in Time magazine. When director William Wyler returned from his own service in the war, Goldwyn wanted him to helm THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946), but Wyler was reluctant because he had just started his own independent company, Liberty Films, with fellow veterans Frank Capra, George Stevens and Samuel Briskin… Learn more at the AFI Catalog

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