The best years of our lives ; screen play by Robert E. Sherwood ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; directed by William Wyler.
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Format
DVD
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (168 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
UPC
027616850133

Notes

General Note
Originally released as motion picture in 1946.
General Note
Based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor.
General Note
Special feature: Theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Gregg Toland; film editor, Daniel Mandell; music, Hugo Friedhofer.
Participants/Performers
Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen, Ray Collins, Victor Cutler.
Description
Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans of WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives. Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him, and sailor Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD; Dolby digital mono; standard version.
Language
In English with optional Spanish soundtrack; optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Awards
Academy Awards (1947): Honorary award (Russell), Best actor (March), Best director, Best film editing, Best music, Best picture, Best supporting actor (Russell), Best writing, screenplay.
Local note
DVD

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APA Citation (style guide)

Sherwood, R. E. 1., Goldwyn, S., Wyler, W., Loy, M., March, F., Andrews, D., Wright, T., Mayo, V., O'Donnell, C., Carmichael, H., Russell, H., George, G., Bohnen, R., Collins, R., Cutler, V., Toland, G., Mandell, D., Friedhofer, H., & Kantor, M. (2000). The best years of our lives ; screen play by Robert E. Sherwood ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; directed by William Wyler. Santa Monica, CA: MGM Home Entertainment [distributor].

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Robert E. 1896-1955. Sherwood et al.. 2000. The Best Years of Our Lives ; Screen Play By Robert E. Sherwood ; Produced By Samuel Goldwyn ; Directed By William Wyler. Santa Monica, CA: MGM Home Entertainment [distributor].

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Robert E. 1896-1955. Sherwood et al., The Best Years of Our Lives ; Screen Play By Robert E. Sherwood ; Produced By Samuel Goldwyn ; Directed By William Wyler. Santa Monica, CA: MGM Home Entertainment [distributor], 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sherwood, Robert E. 1896-1955., et al. The Best Years of Our Lives ; Screen Play By Robert E. Sherwood ; Produced By Samuel Goldwyn ; Directed By William Wyler. Santa Monica, CA: MGM Home Entertainment [distributor], 2000. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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