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Title The best years of our lives [videorecording] / [presented by] Samuel Goldwyn [Pictures Corporation] ; screen play by Robert E. Sherwood ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; directed by William Wyler.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment [distributor], [2000]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult DVD - CHVY-13  DVD D BES (DRAMA)    AVAILABLE
 CUSD 2 - Serena High Audio Visual - SHBB-3  DVD F BES    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  DVD BES 1946    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult DVD - NSLY-11  DVD F BES    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor DVDs - SYLY-12  DVD BES    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (168 min) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Note Based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor.
Originally released as motion picture in 1946.
Special feature: Theatrical trailer.
Credits Director of photography, Gregg Toland; film editor, Daniel Mandell; music, Hugo Friedhofer.
Cast 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.
Summary 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.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono; standard version.
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.
Language In English with optional Spanish soundtrack; optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Drama.
Nineteen forties -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Nineteen forties -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired -- Video recordings.
Feature films -- Video recordings -- 1941-1950.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
War films.
Local Subject Digital video collection.
Academy Awards best picture -- 1941-1950.
Added Author Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974.
Wyler, William, 1902-1981.
Loy, Myrna, 1905-1993.
March, Fredric, 1897-1975.
Andrews, Dana, 1909-1992.
Wright, Teresa, 1918-2005.
Mayo, Virginia, 1920-2005.
O'Donnell, Cathy, 1925-1970.
Carmichael, Hoagy, 1899-1981.
Russell, Harold, 1914-2002.
George, Gladys, 1904-1954.
Bohnen, Roman, 1894-1949.
Collins, Ray, 1889-1965.
Cutler, Victor, 1914-1979.
Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977.
Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955.
Toland, Gregg.
Mandell, Daniel.
Friedhofer, Hugo.
Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN 0792846133
Music No. 1000682 MGM Home Entertainment

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