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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

William Wyler

Writing Credits  

Robert E. Sherwood ... (screen play)
 
MacKinlay Kantor ... (from a novel by) (as Mackinlay Kantor)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Al Stephenson (as Frederic March)
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Roman Bohnen ...
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Minna Gombell ...
Mrs. Parrish
Walter Baldwin ...
Mr. Parrish
Steve Cochran ...
Cliff
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Marlene Aames ...
Luella Parrish
Charles Halton ...
Prew
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Mr. Mollett
Howland Chamberlain ...
Thorpe (as Howland Chamberlin)
Dean White ...
Novak
Erskine Sanford ...
Bullard
Michael Hall ...
Victor Cutler ...
Woody Merrill
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Ames ...
Jackie (uncredited)
Carol Andrews ...
Saleswoman (uncredited)
Mary Arden ...
Miss Barbour (uncredited)
Al Bridge ...
Gus - Salvage Worker (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ...
Minister at Wedding (uncredited)
Sidney Clute ...
Drugstore Clerk (uncredited)
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Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Man at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ...
Customer (uncredited)
Bert Conway ...
ATC Sergeant (uncredited)
Clancy Cooper ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Mady Correll ...
Announcer (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ...
Parking Lot Attendant (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ...
Man at Airport (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Claire Du Brey ...
Mrs. Talburt - Perfume Customer (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ...
Doorman (uncredited)
Edward Earle ...
Steese - Bank (uncredited)
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Corporal at ATC Counter (uncredited)
Billy Engle ...
Customer (uncredited)
Ben Erway ...
Lou Latham - Bank (uncredited)
Doris June Fesetta ...
Camera Girl (uncredited)
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Salvage Foreman (uncredited)
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Nightclub / Hillbilly Singer (uncredited)
Louise Franklin ...
Ladies' Room Attendant (uncredited)
Harry Gillette ...
Card Player at Lucia's (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ...
Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ...
Diner Attendant at Lucia's (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ray Hyke ...
Gus the Foreman (uncredited)
John Ince ...
Ryan (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr ...
Dexter - Brat in Drugstore (uncredited)
Jackie Jackson ...
A Boy (uncredited)
Robert Karnes ...
Technical Sergeant (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ...
Man at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Steve the Bartender (uncredited)
Gene Krupa ...
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood ...
Counter Girl (uncredited)
Susan Mann ...
Announcer (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Michael Mauree ...
Glamour Girl (uncredited)
Doreen McCann ...
A Girl (uncredited)
Peggy McIntyre ...
Girl at Soda Fountain - Mollett Scene (uncredited)
Chef Milani ...
Giuseppe - Lucia's Restaurant Proprietor (uncredited)
Harold Miller ...
Wealthy Man at Nightclub (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ...
Card Player (uncredited)
William Newell ...
Waiter at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
Georgie Nokes ...
One of Homer's 'Kids' (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ...
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Joe Palma ...
Card Player (uncredited)
Leo Penn ...
ATC Corporal (uncredited)
Caleb Peterson ...
Black Soldier at Airfield (uncredited)
Norman Phillips Jr. ...
Clarence 'Sticky' Merkle (uncredited)
Jack Rice ...
Apartment Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ...
Girl at Table with Cliff (uncredited)
Mickey Roth ...
Boy at Soda Fountain - Mollett Scene (uncredited)
Ruth Sanderson ...
Mrs. Garrett (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ...
George H. Gibbons (uncredited)
Noreen Sayles ...
A Girl (uncredited)
Stephen Soldi ...
Card Player (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ...
Gus - - Butch's Waiter (uncredited)
Amelita Ward ...
Counter Girl (uncredited)
Jan Wiley ...
Perfume Saleswoman (uncredited)
Marek Windheim ...
Waiter at Lucia's Restaurant (uncredited)
Catherine Wyler ...
Department Store Extra (uncredited)
Judy Wyler ...
Department Store Extra (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Samuel Goldwyn ... producer
Lester Koenig ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Hugo Friedhofer ... (music)

Cinematography by 

Gregg Toland ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Daniel Mandell ... film editor

Art Direction by 

Perry Ferguson
George Jenkins

Set Decoration by 

Julia Heron ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by 

Irene Sharaff ... (as Sharaff)

Makeup Department 

Marie Clark ... hair stylist
Robert Stephanoff ... makeup

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Jonathan C. Boyle ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Dorothea Holt ... illustrator (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Richard DeWeese ... sound recorder
Larry Gannon ... sound (uncredited)
Gordon Sawyer ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

John P. Fulton ... special effects director (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Sr. ... special effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

E. Truman Joiner ... key grip (uncredited)
Paul Mantz ... aerial director of photography (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department 

Emil Newman ... musical director
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jerome Moross ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Samuel Goldwyn ... presenter
Dale Tate ... title designer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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