The Lost Weekend

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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.

Release details

Release date: Friday November 16 1945
Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Billy Wilder
Screenwriter: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Cast: Ray Milland
Jane Wyman
Philip Terry
Howard da Silva
Doris Dowling
Frank Faylen