About

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the lo...

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Directed by

William Wyler

Written by

Robert E. Sherwood (Screenplay)
MacKinlay Kantor (Novel)

Runtime

171 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Three wonderful loves in the best picture of the year!

Cast

Keywords

world war ii post traumatic stress disorder war veteran rehabilitation bodily disabled person

Photos

Lists

#37 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#302 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#187 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Director William Wyler

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Honorary Award

Oscar for Best Film Editing Daniel Mandell