The Best Years of Our Lives

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The Best Years of Our Lives

  • 1946
  • Directed By: William Wyler
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama, Romance
  • 172 Minutes
  1. Saturday, November 23, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Image from the film The Best Years of Our Lives
Winner of 7 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, this post-war classic follows three returning WWII veterans as they try to recover their respective lives. Harold Russell, Fredric March and Dana Andrews play the servicemen whose lives will never be the same. Each of the men are from different stations in life, and each are faced with their own forms of reconciliation. From relationships to job expectations, each crisis has roots in their war experiences. The film was a powerful statement in post-war 1946, and remains a relevant document of daily life in 1940’s America. (HD presentation. 172 min. Not Rated.)