Classic Film Club

The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives

Source of Film

Glory for Me
  • Glory for Me
  • by MacKinlay Kantor
  • Published in 1945, the novella was written entirely in blank verse. Although Kantor sold the rights to the book, he was upset with the screen treatment as well as the change of title for the film.

Producer Detail

Samuel Goldwyn

Director Detail

William Wyler

Movie Rating

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Film Awards

Film Synopsis

2 hours, 52 minutes

Three WWII veterans must face the postwar world as they try to re-adjust to civilian life. William Wyler directs Myrna Loy, Fredric March and Dana Andrews.

MPAA Rating

Film is unrated

Box Office Ranking

  • 1946 Domestic Box Office Rank: #1 [1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $269 [1]U.S. flag

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