Drama, Romance, War

Retro Epics Film Series presents

The Best Years of Our Lives

  • Sun, May 26
    • 2:00pm - Cinema One
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Fred, Al, and Homer are three World War II veterans facing difficulties as they re-enter civilian life. Fred (Dana Andrews) is a war hero who, unable to compete with more highly skilled workers, has to return to his low-wage soda jerk job. Bank executive Al (Fredric March) gets into trouble for offering favorable loans to veterans. After losing both hands in the war, Homer (Harold Russell) returns to his loving fiancée, but must struggle to adjust. The three men come from different services with different ranks that do not correspond with their civilian social class backgrounds. Winner of seven Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (William Wyler), Best Actor (March), Best Supporting Actor (Russell), Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.