• The Lost Weekend (1945)

The Lost Weekend

Release Date: November 29th, 1945

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Writer Don Birnam (Ray Milland) is on the wagon. Sober for only a few days, Don is supposed to be spending the weekend with his brother, Wick (Phillip Terry), but, eager for a drink, Don convinces his girlfriend (Jane Wyman) to take Wick to a show. Don, meanwhile, heads to his local bar and misses the train out of town. After recounting to the bartender (Howard da Silva) how he developed a drinking problem, Don goes on a weekend-long bender that just might prove to be his last.

Cast: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Howard Da Silva, Phillip Terry, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen, Mary Young, Anita Sharp-Bolster

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Dark, 1940s, New York City, Love, Brother, Bar, Temptation, Intense, Hospital, Hotel, Girlfriend

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