The Best Years of Our Lives (aka Glory for Me and Home Again) is a 1946 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, and Harold Russell. The film is about three United States servicemen readjusting to civilian life after coming home from World War II. Samuel Goldwyn was inspired to produce a film about veterans after reading an August 7, 1944, article in Time about the difficulties experienced by men returning to civilian life. Goldwyn hired former war correspondent MacKinlay Kantor to write a screenplay. His work was first published as a novella, Glory for Me, which Kantor wrote in blank verse. Robert Sherwood then adapted the novella as a screenplay.
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==The Best Years of Our Lives== 1946 Movie - The postwar classic The Best Years of Our Lives, based on a novel in verse by [[MacKinlay Kantor]] about the difficult readjustments of returning World War II veterans, tells the intertwined homecoming stories of ex-sergeant [[Al Stephenson]] ([[Fredric March]]), former bombadier [[Fred Derry]] ([[Dana Andrews]]), and sailor [[Homer Parrish]] ([[Harold Russell]]). Having rubbed shoulders with blue-collar Joes for the first time in his life, Al finds it difficult to return to a banker's high-finance mindset, and he shocks his co-workers with a plan to provide no-collateral loans to veterans. Meanwhile, Al's children ([[Teresa Wright]] and [[Michael Hall]]) have virtually grown up in his absence. Fred discovers that his wartime heroics don't count for much in the postwar marketplace, and he finds himself unwillingly returning to his prewar job as a soda jerk. His wife ([[Virginia Mayo]]), expecting a thrilling marriage to a glamorous flyboy, is bored and embittered by her husband's inability to advance himself, and she begins living irresponsibly, like a showgirl. Homer has lost both of his hands in combat and has been fitted with hooks; although his family and his fiancée ([[Cathy O'Donnell]]) adjust to his wartime handicap, he finds it more difficult. Profoundly relevant in 1946, the film still offers a surprisingly intricate and ambivalent exploration of American daily life; and it features landmark deep-focus cinematography from [[Gregg Toland]], who also shot [[Citizen Kane]]. The film won [[Oscars]] for, among others, [[Best Picture]], [[Best Director]] for the legendary [[William Wyler]], [[Best Actor]] for [[March]], and [[Best Supporting Actor]] for [[Harold Russell]], a real-life double amputee whose hands had been blown off in a training accident.
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