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The Best Years of Our Lives
CastFredric March, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell, Myrna Loy
Fred tries to recall what happened the night before when he was drinking. Was this an alcoholic blackout? (0:58)
Store manager Mr. Thorpe uses a nasal inhaler repeatedly while talking to Fred about jobs. If he were using it solely for decongestant effect, would he have done so in front of a prospective employee? Would he have used it so frequently? Might this have been a Benzedrine inhaler? (1:15)
Fred's wife Marie asks him about what she heard him say during his nightmares. (1:32)
Fred's love interest Peggy tells her parents that she wants to meet Fred's wife because she thinks it will have a "healthy effect" with respect to her feelings for Fred. (1:50) This movement on her part should close the distance in her relationship to Marie. Is she instinctively balancing a relationship triangle to reduce dysfunction in their relationships?