Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

The story of 3 WWII servicemen adjusting to coming back home.  This won a truckload of Oscars, but if you haven't seen this one you're missing out.  Top notch cast including Frederic March, Myrna Loy (!), Dana Andrews and Teresa Wright.  Dana Andrews is a good, standup guy returning to a slutty wife.  Frederic March is a banker with a grown daughter trying to fit into his old slot in life.  Harold Russell is an ordinary guy who tries to adjust to having lost both his arms.  Brilliant story, dialogue, and characters all the way round.  And sadly still relevant today.  See it!

Oscar winner Harold Russell had actually lost both his arms in the service and was chosen for the part after appearing in an Army documentary on wounded soldiers.

Quickie Synopsis


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