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The Lost Weekend, 1945

The Lost Weekend
Starring: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Written by: Charles Brackett
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  101 min
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The Lost Weekend can be described as bleak, gloomy, and captivating. The plot revolves around alcohol abuse, themes of life is a bitch, and themes of mind and soul. The main genre is drama. In approach, The Lost Weekend is serious and realistic. The storytelling is slow paced. It is located in New York. The Lost Weekend takes place in the 20th century. Visually, it is black and white. It is based on a book. The Lost Weekend has received attention for being a classic, a Cannes festival winner, and a Golden Globe winner. Note that it involves drugs/alcohol.

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Ray Milland stars as alcoholic writer Don Birnam in Billy Wilder's first unabashedly dramatic film,... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 16 November 1945
Runtime: 101 min
Awards: Cannes,Academy Awards

Awards

Ray Milland for Best Actor at the 1946 Cannes
Ray Milland for Best Actor at the 1945 Academy Awards
Billy Wilder for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1945 Academy Awards
Charles Brackett for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1945 Academy Awards
Billy Wilder for Best Director at the 1945 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Picture at the 1945 Academy Awards

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Ray Milland Ray Milland As Don Birnam
Jane Wyman Jane Wyman As Helen St. James
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Wow, for 1945 a very hard and nearly unromantic look at alcoholism especially for the day. The movie is the story of a single day of an alcoholic, with flashbacks of the previous years and how it devours the soul of a person. Ray Milland is simply...
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