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The Best Years of our Lives

(Samuel Goldwyn:  1946)       -Special Veteran's Day Presentation- 

A highly acclaimed and multi-awarded (9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture) classic about three U.S. servicemen readjusting to civilian life after returning home from World War II. Samuel Goldwyn was inspired to produce a film about veterans after reading an August 7, 1944 article in TIME magazine about the difficulties experienced by men returning and readjusting to civilian life. Goldwyn hired former war correspondent MacKinlay to write a screenplay; which was then published as a novella entitled Glory for Me. Robert E. Sherwood then polished and adapted the novella to the final screenplay.

Acclaimed director William Wyler was assigned to helm the project, which led to winning 9 Academy Awards:  Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Frederic March), Best Supporting Actor (real-life double amputee Harold Russell), Best Editing (Daniel Mandell), Best Adapted Screenplay andBest Original Music Score (Hugo Friedhofer). An Honorary award also went to Russell, as well as a Memorial award to producer Samuel Goldwyn.

Luminous Cinematography by Gregg Toland (CITIZEN KANE).     


Free Admission & Free Parking!
Freshly Popped Theater Popcorn, Beverages, Candy & Snacks Available for Purchase

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