The Best Years of Our Lives quotes

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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler
Writer: Robert E. Sherwood, MacKinlay Kantor
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Company
Genre: drama, romance, war
Year: 1946
MetaScore: 93/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: $23,650,000
Released: 29 May 1947
Awards: Won 8 Oscars. 21 wins & 3 nominations total

45 Clips & Quotes


Milly Stephenson - Myrna Loy
Al Stephenson - Fredric March
Fred Derry - Dana Andrews
Peggy Stephenson - Teresa Wright
Marie Derry - Virginia Mayo
Wilma Cameron - Cathy O'Donnell
Butch Engle - Hoagy Carmichael
Homer Parrish - Harold Russell
Hortense Derry - Gladys George
Pat Derry - Roman Bohnen
Mr. Milton - Ray Collins
Mrs. Parrish - Minna Gombell
Mr. Parrish - Walter Baldwin
Mrs. Cameron - Dorothy Adams
Mr. Cameron - Don Beddoe
Luella Parrish - Marlene Aames
Mr. Mollett - Ray Teal
Novak - Dean White
Bullard - Erskine Sanford
Rob Stephenson - Michael Hall
Woody Merrill - Victor Cutler
Jackie - Jimmy Ames
Saleswoman - Carol Andrews
Miss Barbour - Mary Arden
Minister at Wedding - Harry Cheshire
Drugstore Clerk - Sidney Clute
Hat Check Girl - Joyce Compton
Man at Bank Dinner - James Conaty
Customer - Heinie Conklin
ATC Sergeant - Bert Conway
Taxi Driver - Clancy Cooper
Announcer - Mady Correll
Parking Lot Attendant - Roy Darmour
Man at Airport - Hal K. Dawson
Bank Customer with Hat - Lawrence Dobkin
Bar Patron - Lester Dorr
Mrs. Talburt - Perfume Customer - Claire Du Brey
Doorman - Tom Dugan
Steese - Bank - Edward Earle
Corporal at ATC Counter - Blake Edwards
Customer - Billy Engle
Lou Latham - Bank - Ben Erway
Camera Girl - Doris June Fesetta
Salvage Foreman - Pat Flaherty
Nightclub / Hillbilly Singer - Tennessee Ernie Ford
Ladies' Room Attendant - Louise Franklin
Card Player at Lucia's - Harry Gillette
Maitre d'Hotel - Dick Gordon
Diner Attendant at Lucia's - Earle Hodgins
Wedding Guest - Stuart Holmes
Gus - Salvage Worker - Ray Hyke
Ryan - Bank Guard - John Ince
Dexter - Brat in Drugstore - Teddy Infuhr
Singer - Georgia Kane
Technical Sergeant - Robert Karnes
Man at Bank Dinner - Kenner G. Kemp
Steve the Bartender - Donald Kerr
Musician - Drum Solo (archive footage) - Gene Krupa
Counter Girl - Alyn Lockwood
Man at Airport - Wilbur Mack
Announcer - Susan Mann
Waiter - Thomas Martin
Glamour Girl - Michael Mauree
A Girl - Doreen McCann
Girl at Soda Fountain - Mollett Scene - Peggy McIntyre
Giuseppe - Lucia's Restaurant Proprietor - Chef Milani
Wealthy Man at Nightclub - Harold Miller
Card Player - Ernesto Molinari
Waiter at Bank Dinner - William Newell
One of Homer's 'Kids' - Georgie Nokes
Nightclub Waiter - William H. O'Brien
Card Player - Joe Palma
ATC Corporal - Leo Penn
Black Soldier at Airfield - Caleb Peterson
Clarence 'Sticky' Merkle - Norman Phillips Jr.
Apartment Desk Clerk - Jack Rice
Girl at Table with Cliff - Suzanne Ridgway
Boy at Soda Fountain - Mollett Scene - Mickey Roth
Mrs. Garrett - Ruth Sanderson
George H. Gibbons - Ralph Sanford
Card Player - Stephen Soldi
Man at Airport / Dinner Guest - Bert Stevens
Angus - Butch's Waiter - John Tyrrell
Counter Girl - Amelita Ward
Perfume Saleswoman - Jan Wiley
Waiter at Lucia's Restaurant - Marek Windheim
Department Store Customer - Catherine Wyler
Department Store Customer - Judy Wyler