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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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  • The Lost Weekend

    Tanner Bartko 2016-05-06

    Classic film about unsuccessful writer who battles the bottle. Mature, emotionally super-charged character piece is as good as anything from the golden age... MORE>

  • Good But Not Great !

    DON RILEY 2016-02-21

    Ray Milland is good in this and he's a very good leading actor. But to my way of thinking this is not an Oscar worthy performance. I would have to... MORE>

  • A Stark Portrayal of a Grinding Addiction

    Kirsten I. 2016-01-31

    If any film can persuade an alcoholic to quit drinking, Billy Wilder's THE LOST WEEKEND can. Ray Milland's performance as an alcoholic hitting... MORE>