History Film / TheBestYearsOfOurLives

23rd Apr '16 11:09:29 AM jamespolk
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''The Best Years of Our Lives'' is a 1946 post-war drama directed by Creator/WilliamWyler and starring Frederic March, Dana Andrews, and Harold Russell. It won seven {{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture of the Year.

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''The Best Years of Our Lives'' is a 1946 post-war drama directed by Creator/WilliamWyler and starring Frederic March, Creator/FredricMarch, Dana Andrews, and Harold Russell. It won seven {{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture of the Year.
5th Apr '16 9:09:42 AM WillBGood
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* InadvertentEntranceCue: At the pub, when Fred and Homer discuss Al's whereabout, the latter enters through the door.
--> '''Fred''': Oh, Al. He's home in the swankiest apartment house in town. We'll never see him again. [[Cue Al waling in]]

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* InadvertentEntranceCue: At the pub, when Fred and Homer discuss Al's whereabout, whereabouts, the latter enters through the door.
--> '''Fred''': Oh, Al. He's home in the swankiest apartment house in town. We'll never see him again. [[Cue ''(Cue Al waling in]]walking in)''
12th Feb '16 2:58:12 PM eroock
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* ReturningWarVet: The three protagonists in the beginning.
12th Feb '16 2:57:16 PM eroock
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'''''The Best Years of Our Lives''''' is a 1946 post-war drama directed by Creator/WilliamWyler and starring Frederic March, Dana Andrews, and Harold Russell. It won seven {{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture of the Year.

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'''''The ''The Best Years of Our Lives''''' Lives'' is a 1946 post-war drama directed by Creator/WilliamWyler and starring Frederic March, Dana Andrews, and Harold Russell. It won seven {{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture of the Year.
9th Jan '16 6:44:39 AM wittylibrarian
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* BittersweetEnding: Although it ends [[spoiler:with Homer marrying his sweetheart and Fred finding another job in town, implying he might be able to find a life with Peggy later on]], all three men acknowledge they will still be struggling over the emotional scars of the war.
4th Aug '15 9:38:21 PM lipranzer
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* CatapultNightmare: Fred does this when he has BadDreams of [[ShellShockedVeteran his fellow pilots dying in a bombing raid]].
4th Aug '15 9:35:28 PM lipranzer
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* UnfamiliarCeiling: Millie and Peggy bring Fred home with Al after their night on the town, because Fred is as drunk as Al, and Peggy puts Fred in her room. When Fred wakes up the next morning, he not only doesn't know where he is, he also doesn't recognize Peggy at first.
4th Aug '15 4:35:50 PM bulmabriefs144
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: On guy in a diner tells him that the military basically duped him and cost him his hands. While one could hardly blame him for being upset, since the Nazis and Japanese might have done more damage, had he not been in the war, there is no debating that he still would have had his limbs intact (to say nothing of the fact that the conflict with the Japanese was pretty much resolved with nukes, so U.S. troops might not have been needed).
4th Aug '15 4:35:26 PM bulmabriefs144
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: On guy in a diner tells him that the military basically duped him and cost him his hands. While one could hardly blame him for being upset, since the Nazis and Japanese might have done more damage, had he not been in the war, there is no debating that he still would have had his limbs intact (to say nothing of the fact that the conflict with the Japanese was pretty much resolved with nukes, so U.S. troops might not have been needed).
29th Jul '15 6:38:59 PM jamespolk
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* SleepingSingle: Averted, in a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar. They couldn't show Frederic March and Myrna Loy in bed together, so when Al wakes up after his night of drunken carousing, he sees a second pillow next to his, with an impression of Myrna Loy's head.
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