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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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Mrs. Parrish
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Mr. Parrish
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Cliff
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Marlene Aames ...
Luella Parrish
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Prew
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Mr. Mollett
Howland Chamberlain ...
Thorpe (as Howland Chamberlin)
Dean White ...
Novak
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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)
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Minister at Wedding (uncredited)
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Drugstore Clerk (uncredited)
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Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Man at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
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Customer (uncredited)
Bert Conway ...
ATC Sergeant (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Mady Correll ...
Announcer (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ...
Parking Lot Attendant (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ...
Man at Airport (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Mrs. Talburt - Perfume Customer (uncredited)
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Doorman (uncredited)
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Steese - Bank (uncredited)
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Corporal at ATC Counter (uncredited)
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Customer (uncredited)
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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)
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Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)
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Diner Attendant at Lucia's (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ray Hyke ...
Gus - Salvage Worker (uncredited)
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Ryan (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr ...
Dexter - Brat in Drugstore (uncredited)
Jackie Jackson ...
A Boy (uncredited)
Georgia Kane ...
Singer (uncredited)
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Technical Sergeant (uncredited)
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Man at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Steve the Bartender (uncredited)
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Musician - Drum Solo (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood ...
Counter Girl (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ...
Man at Airport (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)
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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)
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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)
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Girl at Table with Cliff (uncredited)
Mickey Roth ...
Boy at Soda Fountain - Mollett Scene (uncredited)
Ruth Sanderson ...
Mrs. Garrett (uncredited)
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George H. Gibbons (uncredited)
Noreen Sayles ...
Girl (uncredited)
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Card Player (uncredited)
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Man at Airport / Dinner Guest (uncredited)
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Angus - Butch's Waiter (uncredited)
Amelita Ward ...
Counter Girl (uncredited)
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Perfume Saleswoman (uncredited)
Marek Windheim ...
Waiter at Lucia's Restaurant (uncredited)
Catherine Wyler ...
Department Store Customer (uncredited)
Judy Wyler ...
Department Store Customer (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 

Eddie Garvin ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ralph Hoge ... key grip (uncredited)
E. Truman Joiner ... key grip (uncredited)
Vic Jones ... gaffer (uncredited)
Paul Mantz ... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Bill McLellan ... gaffer (uncredited)
Bert Shipman ... camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Straumer ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department 

Emil Newman ... musical director
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman ... musician: violin (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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