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

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

Label
The best years of our lives
Title
The best years of our lives
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Samuel Goldwyn [Pictures Corporation] ; screen play by Robert E. Sherwood ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; directed by William Wyler
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Editor
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
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
  • "It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry (Dana Andrews) is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson (Frederic March) is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish (Harold Russell) is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three man find the courage to rebuild their world? Or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past? Featuring a brilliant cast ... this postwar classic garnered seven Oscars, including Best Picture. Heart-wrenching, touching ... it remains one of the best films about war veterans ever made."--Container notes
Awards note
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.
Cataloging source
OCJ
Characteristic
videorecording
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Best years of our lives (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Gregg Toland ; film editor, Daniel Mandell ; music, Hugo Friedhofer
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English with optional Spanish soundtrack ; optional subtitles in French or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B47 2000
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1955
  • 1879-1974
  • 1902-1981
  • 1905-1993
  • 1897-1975
  • 1909-1992
  • 1918-2005
  • 1920-2005
  • 1925-1970
  • 1899-1981
  • 1914-2002
  • 1904-1954
  • 1894-1949
  • 1889-1965
  • 1914-1979
  • 1904-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sherwood, Robert E.
  • Goldwyn, Samuel
  • Wyler, William
  • Loy, Myrna
  • March, Fredric
  • Andrews, Dana
  • Wright, Teresa
  • Mayo, Virginia
  • O'Donnell, Cathy
  • Carmichael, Hoagy
  • Russell, Harold
  • George, Gladys
  • Bohnen, Roman
  • Collins, Ray
  • Cutler, Victor
  • Toland, Gregg
  • Mandell, Daniel
  • Friedhofer, Hugo
  • Kantor, MacKinlay
  • Samuel Goldwyn, Inc
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
168
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Nineteen forties
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The best years of our lives, [presented by] Samuel Goldwyn [Pictures Corporation] ; screen play by Robert E. Sherwood ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1946
  • Based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor
  • Special feature: Theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44613484
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (168 min.)
Isbn
9780792846130
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
027616850133
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
1000682
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)44613484
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital mono ; standard version ; Region 1, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The best years of our lives, [presented by] Samuel Goldwyn [Pictures Corporation] ; screen play by Robert E. Sherwood ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1946
  • Based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor
  • Special feature: Theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44613484
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (168 min.)
Isbn
9780792846130
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
027616850133
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
1000682
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)44613484
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital mono ; standard version ; Region 1, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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