The Lost Weekend

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date: November 16, 1945
DVD: January 1, 1988

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Cast: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen


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.

Director: Billy Wilder
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Charles Brackett
Screenplay: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder

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  • 5 stars "One movie worth seeing over and over again."