The Best Years of Our Lives

1946 NR 2h 51m 8.1

Three World War II veterans, two of them traumatized or disabled, return home to the American midwest to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

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 lost both hands in a demolition training accident during the war, Homer Parrish is unsure that his fiancée'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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Studio(s): Samuel Goldwyn Productions, RKO Radio Pictures

Originally Released: United States on Dec 25, 1946

Box Office Gross: $44,309,982.00

Budget: $2,100,000.00

Genres: Drama, Romance, War