Running Time: 101 min.
Release Date: November 16, 1945
DVD: January 1, 1988
Don Birnam (Ray Milland), a would-be writer, is a long time alcoholic who is dissatisfied with his life. His brother and girlfriend manage to keep him sober for 10 days, but he arranges to get away from them and goes on a self-destructive three-day binge.
The Lost Weekend was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning four: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Charles Brackett
Screenplay: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder