Second Takes — Samuel Goldwyn

June 17, 1959, Samuel Goldwyn

June 17, 1959: Jack Smith's series on Samuel Goldwyn continues.

June 17, 1959, Samuel Goldwyn

"[Robert] Sherwood and I were watching the first cut of the picture," Goldwyn says of "The Best Years of Our Lives." "It was very rough. Sherwood turned to me and sad, 'You know, this moves me.' I said, 'It moves me, too.' But we didn't know it was going to be the great picture it was."

Above, one of the great scenes in "Best Years," which tells the story primarily through Gregg Toland's photography and Hugh Friedhofer's music in long stretches without dialogue. One of my favorite lines: "You're the junk man. You get everything sooner or later."

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