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The Lost Weekend

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Original title
The Lost Weekend
Year
Running time
101 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder (Novel: Charles R. Jackson)
Music
Miklós Rózsa
Cinematography
John F. Seitz (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama | Alcoholism
Synopsis / Plot
Don Birnam (Ray Milland), a would-be writer, is a long time alcoholic who is dissatisfied with his life. His brother Wick (Phillip Terry) and girlfriend Helen St. James (Jane Wyman) 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.
Awards
1945: 4 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Actor (Ray Milland), Adapted Screenplay. 7 Nominations
1945: Golden Globes: Best Movie, Director and Actor (Ray Milland)
1945: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Director, Actor (Milland)
1946: Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Festival (Ex-aequo) & Best Actor (Ray Milland)
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