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The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend(1945)

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Brief Synopsis

A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.

Cast & Crew

Billy Wilder Director
Ray Milland Don Birnam
Jane Wyman Helen St. James
Phillip Terry Wick Birnam
Howard da Silva Nat, the bartender
Mary Young Mrs. Deveridge
Anita Bolster Mrs. Foley
Lilian Fontaine Mrs. St. James
Frank Orth Hat-check man
Lewis L. Russell Mr. St. James
Gisela Werbiseck Mrs. Wertheim
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1945 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  98-101 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,028    
Duration(reels):  11    

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  • Pioneering

    Jackie 2019-09-08

    This film I believe is the first attempt to explain the horrors of alcoholism. It's depressing to sit through but a latter film "The Days Of... MORE>

  • The Lost Weekend

    michael whitty 2019-08-12

    What alcohol can do to a man we see in this story as Ray Milland, who won an Oscar for this performance, goes downhill quickly on a three day drinking... MORE>

  • Programing priorities

    Anthony 2017-06-10

    Dear Programers at TCM: Is it really interesting to the grand public to spent the night watching a series of otherwise unrelated movies just because Miklos... MORE>