The Lost Weekend Movie Review 1945

Information and Film Reviews for The Lost Weekend the Movie

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The heartrending Hollywood masterpiece about alcoholism, depicting a single weekend in the life of struggling writer Don Birnam (Milland), who cannot believe he's addicted until he finally hits bottom. Except for its pat ending, it is an uncompromising, startlingly harsh treatment, with Milland giving one of the industry's bravest lead performances ever. Acclaimed then and now.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
On the Rocks, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Cast
Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard da Silva, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen, Mary (Marsden) Young
Cinematography
John Seitz
Director
Billy Wilder
Music
Miklos Rozsa
Other
Doane Harrison
Producer
Paramount Pictures, Charles Brackett

Awards

Oscars 1945: Actor (Milland), Director (Wilder), Picture, Screenplay; Cannes 1946: Actor (Milland), Film; Golden Globes 1946: Actor--Drama (Milland), Director (Wilder), Film--Drama; Natl. Bd. of Review 1945: Actor (Milland); N.Y. Film Critics 1945: Actor (Milland), Director (Wilder), Film.

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