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THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (Drama - NR)
PRODUCER: Samuel Goldwyn

ABOUT THE FILM

We follow the riveting stories of three WW2 veterans as they try to adjust to the complexities of civilian and family life after years of combat.

DIRECTED BY:

William Wyler (who also won the Oscar for direction).

THE CAST INCLUDES

Fredrick March / Oscared!
(DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY, A STAR IS BORN, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY)

Myrna Loy (THE THIN MAN, THE JAZZ SINGER, A CONNECTICUT YANKEE, VANITY FAIR, THE MASK OF FU MANCHU, THE GREAT ZIEGFELD, DOUBLE WEDDING, TEST PILOT, THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY SOXER, THE APRIL FOOLS, AIRPORT 75, THE END, JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT)

Dana Andrews (THE OX BOW INCIDENT, THE PURPLE HEART, BATTLE OF THE BULGE, THE DEVIL'S BRIGADE)

Teresa Wright (THE LITTLE FOXES, MRS. MINIVER, SOMEWHERE IN TIME)

Harold Russell / Oscared Supporting Actor! (INSIDE MOVES)

With Virginia Mayo, Hoagy Carmichael, Cathy O'Donnell, Gladys George, and Steve Cochran.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

American Producer Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974), born in Poland, who's real name was Samuel Goldfish, eventually established a mini-major studio.

Goldwyn's other works include: BULLDOG DRUMMOND, ARROWSMITH, DODSWORTH, THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, THE WESTERNER, THE LITTLE FOXES, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, THE BISHOP'S WIFE, GUYS AND DOLLS, and PORKY AND BESS.

NOTES & TRIVA

Robert E. Sherwood received the Screenplay Oscar. While Daniel Mandell received the Editing Oscar.

Hugo Friedhofer won the Oscar for Music (Scoring Dramatic or Comedy).

Based on an essay, "Glory for Me" by MacKinlay Kantor.

OTHER NOMINATIONS

Actor (*)
Direction (*)
Supporting Actor (*)
Writing (*)
Editing (*)
Music (*)

OTHER "BEST PICTURE" NOMINATIONS

HENRY V
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
THE RAZOR'S EDGE
THE YEARLING

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