• Days of Wine and Roses (1997)

Days of Wine and Roses

Release Date: April 2nd, 1997

DVD Release Date: January 6th, 2004

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) is a rising young public relations executive when he meets Kirsten Arnesen (Lee Remick), a pretty secretary, at a business party. Joe and Kirsten are both ambitious, and they are on the road to success when they fall in love and marry. Soon after, however, Joe coaxes Kirsten to begin drinking with him on a regular basis. Eventually, they are both dependent on alcohol. Their marriage deteriorates, and their lives spiral into disaster, as a result.

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman, Alan Hewitt, Tom Palmer, Debbie Megowan, Maxine Stuart

Director: Blake Edwards

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Jalem Productions

Keywords: Emotional, Office, Fall, Love, 1960s, Marriage, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Withering study of white-collar alcoholics. show more

  • 80
    William ThomasEmpire

    The second half occasionally descends into melodrama, but for the most part this is bleak, non-judgemental, riveting stuff. show more

  • 80
    Time Out

    The couple's battle to get off the bottle is harrowingly chronicled, so much so that you almost forget it's a Blake Edwards picture - his best by some margin, with a touching score by Henry Mancini. show more

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Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Winner Music (Song)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture