Edit
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  

Myrna Loy ... Milly Stephenson
Fredric March ... Al Stephenson (as Frederic March)
Dana Andrews ... Fred Derry
Teresa Wright ... Peggy Stephenson
Virginia Mayo ... Marie Derry
Cathy O'Donnell ... Wilma Cameron
Hoagy Carmichael ... Butch Engle
Harold Russell ... Homer Parrish
Gladys George ... Hortense Derry
Roman Bohnen ... Pat Derry
Ray Collins ... Mr. Milton
Minna Gombell ... Mrs. Parrish
Walter Baldwin ... Mr. Parrish
Steve Cochran ... Cliff
Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Cameron
Don Beddoe ... Mr. Cameron
Marlene Aames Marlene Aames ... Luella Parrish
Charles Halton ... Prew
Ray Teal ... Mr. Mollett
Howland Chamberlain Howland Chamberlain ... Thorpe (as Howland Chamberlin)
Dean White Dean White ... Novak
Erskine Sanford ... Bullard
Michael Hall Michael Hall ... Rob Stephenson
Victor Cutler ... Woody Merrill
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Ames Jimmy Ames ... Jackie (uncredited)
Carol Andrews Carol Andrews ... Saleswoman (uncredited)
Mary Arden Mary Arden ... Miss Barbour (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Minister at Wedding (uncredited)
Sidney Clute ... Drugstore Clerk (uncredited)
Joyce Compton ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
James Conaty James Conaty ... Man at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Customer (uncredited)
Bert Conway Bert Conway ... ATC Sergeant (uncredited)
Clancy Cooper ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Mady Correll Mady Correll ... Announcer (uncredited)
Roy Darmour Roy Darmour ... Parking Lot Attendant (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson 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)
Blake Edwards ... Corporal at ATC Counter (uncredited)
Billy Engle ... Customer (uncredited)
Ben Erway ... Lou Latham - Bank (uncredited)
Doris June Fesetta Doris June Fesetta ... Camera Girl (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty ... Salvage Foreman (uncredited)
Tennessee Ernie Ford ... Nightclub / Hillbilly Singer (uncredited)
Louise Franklin Louise Franklin ... Ladies' Room Attendant (uncredited)
Harry Gillette 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 Ray Hyke ... Gus - Salvage Worker (uncredited)
John Ince ... Ryan - Bank Guard (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr Teddy Infuhr ... Dexter - Brat in Drugstore (uncredited)
Jackie Jackson Jackie Jackson ... A Boy (uncredited)
Georgia Kane Georgia Kane ... Singer (uncredited)
Robert Karnes ... Technical Sergeant (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Man at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Steve the Bartender (uncredited)
Gene Krupa ... Musician - Drum Solo (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood Alyn Lockwood ... Counter Girl (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack Wilbur Mack ... Man at Airport (uncredited)
Susan Mann Susan Mann ... Announcer (uncredited)
Thomas Martin Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Michael Mauree Michael Mauree ... Glamour Girl (uncredited)
Doreen McCann Doreen McCann ... A Girl (uncredited)
Peggy McIntyre Peggy McIntyre ... Girl at Soda Fountain - Mollett Scene (uncredited)
Chef Milani Chef Milani ... Giuseppe - Lucia's Restaurant Proprietor (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Wealthy Man at Nightclub (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari Ernesto Molinari ... Card Player (uncredited)
William Newell William Newell ... Waiter at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
Georgie Nokes Georgie Nokes ... One of Homer's 'Kids' (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Joe Palma Joe Palma ... Card Player (uncredited)
Leo Penn Leo Penn ... ATC Corporal (uncredited)
Caleb Peterson Caleb Peterson ... Black Soldier at Airfield (uncredited)
Norman Phillips Jr. Norman Phillips Jr. ... Clarence 'Sticky' Merkle (uncredited)
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Apartment Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgway ... Girl at Table with Cliff (uncredited)
Mickey Roth Mickey Roth ... Boy at Soda Fountain - Mollett Scene (uncredited)
Ruth Sanderson Ruth Sanderson ... Mrs. Garrett (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... George H. Gibbons (uncredited)
Noreen Sayles Noreen Sayles ... Girl (uncredited)
Stephen Soldi ... Card Player (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Man at Airport / Dinner Guest (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... Angus - Butch's Waiter (uncredited)
Amelita Ward ... Counter Girl (uncredited)
Jan Wiley ... Perfume Saleswoman (uncredited)
Marek Windheim Marek Windheim ... Waiter at Lucia's Restaurant (uncredited)
Catherine Wyler Catherine Wyler ... Department Store Customer (uncredited)
Judy Wyler Judy Wyler ... Department Store Customer (uncredited)

Produced by 

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

Music by 

Hugo Friedhofer

Cinematography by 

Gregg Toland ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Daniel Mandell

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

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed