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The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives was a 1946 story of three soldiers trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from WWII. It was based on a novel by McKinley Kantor[?], Glory for Me. The large cast included Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews and Hoagy Carmichael.

The film received seven Academy Awards and Harold Russell[?], who lost both hands in the war and played an amputee, received an honorary award "for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance" in the movie.

It was nominated for one further award

The film has also been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.



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