The Best Years of Our Lives
|Tagline||Filled with all the love and warmth and joy. . .the human heart can hold!|
|Scriptwriters||Robert E. SherwoodMacKinlay Kantor|
|Produced||Samuel GoldwynLester Koenig|
|Art Direction||Perry FergusonGeorge JenkinsIrene Sharaff|
|USA Gross||$23 650 000сборы|
|Release Date||November 21, 1946|
Did You Know?
Based on the novel by McKinley Kantor "Worship me."
The film had two working titles "Glory to us" and "home Again". It was subsequently decided to stay on the current version, which has caused discontent of the author of a novel-the original Mackinlay Cantor.
"The best years of our lives" the first post-war work of Director William Wyler and his latest film at the Studio the Samuel Goldwyn Company.
As planned by Samuel Goldwyn in the film was supposed to star Teresa Wright, Dana Andrews, David Niven, Farley Granger, Walter Brennan and Constance Dowling. In the end, were invited, only the first two of this list.
In the role of Millie Stephenson was supposed to star star 20th Century Fox June Haver, however, it was replaced by Myrna Loy.
Plans of the fictional town of Boone city was filmed in Sacramento and Los Angeles, but, according to a press release of the painting, its prototype was the city of Cincinnati.
Advertising campaign of the film lasted six months and cost half a million dollars.
In 1989, the film was recognized as a national treasure and included in the national kinorezhiser Library of Congress.
The shooting of the film lasted from April 15 to August 9, 1946, and its premiere was held in new York on 21 November of the same year.
Director William Wyler came to anger, having learned that Samuel Goldwyn had sent Harold Russell for acting classes. He believed that without training the game Russell will be more natural. In addition, in an effort to make the film as realistic as possible, Wyler insisted that all the supporting cast and crew were recruited from these veterans of world war II.
6 Aug 1992 Harold Russell sold at auction received over the male role of the second plan the statuette "Oscar" for 60 thousand dollars.