Movie: The Best Years of Our Lives [1946] Movie: The Best Years of Our Lives [1946]

Movie: The Best Years of Our Lives [1946] Movie: The Best Years of Our Lives [1946]

Marie Derry:
What do you think I was doing all those years?



Fred Derry:
I don't know, babe, but I can guess.



Marie Derry:
Go ahead. Guess your head off. I could do some guessing myself. What were you up to in London and Paris and all those places? I've given you every chance to make something of yourself. I gave up my own job when you asked me. I gave up the best years of my life, and what have you done? You flopped! Couldn't even hold that job at the drugstore. So I'm going back to work for myself and that means I'm gonna live for myself too. And in case you don't understand English, I'm gonna get a divorce. What have you got to say to that?



Fred Derry:
Don't keep Cliff waiting.

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[Mr. Thorpe has offered Derry a job as asst. floor manager and part-time soda jerk]



Fred Derry:
At what salary?



Mr. Thorpe:
Thirty-two fifty per week.



Fred Derry:
Thirty-two fifty. I used to make over four hundred dollars a month in the Air Force.



Mr. Thorpe:
The war is over, Derry.

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Milly Stephenson:
You're crazy.



Al Stephenson:
No. Too sane for my own good.

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Rob Stephenson:
We've been having lectures in atomic energy at school, and Mr. McLaughlin, he's our physics teacher, he says that we've reached a point where the whole human race has either got to find a way to live together, or else uhm...

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[Al is speaking to the banquet]



Al Stephenson:
I'm glad to see you've all pulled through so well. As Mr. Milton so perfectly expressed it: our country stands today... where it stands today... wherever that is. I'm sure you'll all agree with me if I said that now is the time for all of us to stop all this nonsense, face facts, get down to brass tacks, forget about the war and go fishing. But I'm not gonna say it. I'm just going to sum the whole thing up in one word.


[Milly coughs loudly to caution him - worrying that he will tell off the boss]



Al Stephenson:
My wife doesn't think I'd better sum it up in that one word. I want to tell you all that the reason for my success as a Sergeant is due primarily to my previous training in the Cornbelt Loan and Trust Company. The knowledge I acquired in the good ol' bank I applied to my problems in the infantry. For instance, one day in Okinawa, a Major comes up to me and he says, "Stephenson, you see that hill?" "Yes sir, I see it." "All right," he said. "You and your platoon will attack said hill and take it." So I said to the Major, "but that operation involves considerable risk. We haven't sufficient collateral." "I'm aware of that," said the Major, "but the fact remains that there's the hill and you are the guys who are going to take it." So I said to him, "I'm sorry, Major... no collateral, no hill." So we didn't take the hill and we lost the war. I think that little story has considerable significance, but I've forgotten what it is. And now in conclusion, I'd like to tell you a humorous anecdote. I know several humorous anecdotes, but I can't think of any way to clean them up, so I'll only say this much. I love the Cornbelt Loan and Trust Company. There are some who say that the old bank is suffering from hardening of the arteries and of the heart. I refuse to listen to such radical talk. I say that our bank is alive, it's generous, it's human, and we're going to have such a line of customers seeking and GETTING small loans that people will think we're gambling with the depositors' money. And we will be. We will be gambling on the future of this country. I thank you.

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