Haven't you seen The Best Years of Our Lives (1942)? This movie is one of my all-time favorite classic films. It is an extremely moving story with a phenomenal cast. In addition to Teresa Wright, there is Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo and newcomer Harold Russell. It's one of those films, I get choked up just talking about. It's a must-see for every classic film fan.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Teresa Wright plays Eleanor Twitchell. My classic movie library would not be complete without this film. It made me a Gary Cooper fan as well.
Mrs. Miniver (1942) She plays Carol Beldon, the granddaughter of Mrs. Miniver played by Greer Garson (another huge favorite of mine). This film is excellently cast and one that I purchased the day it came to DVD.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) In this Hitchcock film, Teresa Wright plays the lead Charlotte 'Young Charlie' Newton opposite Joseph Cotten as the very scary Uncle Charlie Oakley. I continue to be on the edge of my seat with this one. I don't want anything to happen to my Teresa Wright.
Bill On His Own (1983) This was the second of two wonderful made-for-TV films starring Mickey Rooney as mentally challenged Bill Sackter. In this one Teresa Wright plays Mae Driscoll, the owner of a group home. She teaches Bill to read.
*Contributed by: "Elizabeth Van Cleve" Date: Mon, Apr 18 2011 / 10:18:04 PST
1943 Won Best Actress in a Supporting Role MRS. MINIVER (1942).
1943 Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (1942).
1942 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role THE LITTLE FOXES (1941).