THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES: It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day they will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, that day has arrived. But for each of them, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry (Dana Andrews) is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson (Fredric March) is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish (Harold Russell) is tormented by the loss of his hand. Can these three men find the courage to rebuild their worlds, or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past?