11 comments on “Teresa Wright in The Best Years of Our Lives

  1. This is a wonderful post. I love Teresa Wright. She was such a natural, honest actress. You captured her appeal very well. She has a body of work that still holds up in the 21st century and I imagine beyond. She deserved Oscar nods for Shadow of A Doubt (Joe Cotton too) and for The Best Years of Our Lives. But actresses like Wright made it look so easy. Good job with this post!

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    • Thank you so much! I’m glad you share my appreciation for Ms. Wright, and I wholeheartedly that she should have received nods for the latter two films (arguably her best work). Still, for an actress who is seemingly so often forgotten, 3 Oscar nominations is pretty amazing!

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  2. Yes, I like what you said about Teresa Wright being genuine on screen. Like you pointed out, she doesn’t use any tricks – she gives you an honest performance. She’s one talented actress, well deserving of all those nominations.

    Thanks for joining the REEL INFATUATION BLOGATHON, and for bringing Ms Wright with you!

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    • My pleasure! It was a lot of fun being a part of REEL INFATUATION. I look forward to culling through the other posts, and I’m glad Teresa Wright could be a part of it all.

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  4. I just watched this the other day for the umteenth time. When I wasn’t ogling at Dana Andrews, I was marveled by Miss Wright. It’s true, she is so real – even up to the 80s in Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve. I can’t think of another word for her performances. Was she each character she played? I mean, the blending was spectacular. 🙂 Sweet post! Thanks for sharing!

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      • My pleasure! I’ll bet! LOL. It’s one of my favorites. I’m also sure you’ll love Somewhere in Time too. The soundtrack will never leave you!

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  5. Teresa was wonderful. I hd the same feeling of “she deserves to be happy” when I watched Mrs Miniver. She was the best in that movie, and what a performance! She is also a highlights of Best Years, in a movie that is near perfect and, even being very long, doesn’t get boring.
    Don’t forget to read my contribution to the blogathon! 🙂
    Cheers!
    Le
    http://www.criticaretro.blogspot.com

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