The Lost Weekend
Dir. Billy Wilder
USA 1945 | Black & white | 101 mins | Cert PG | Drama
Cast: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry
Writer and recovering alcoholic Don Birnam (Milland) suffers a relapse after his brother (Terry) and girlfriend (Wyman) leave him alone for the weekend. He goes out into the streets of New York with no money to get the drink he needs. As Birnam attempts alcohol acquisition various schemes, Wilder provides flashbacks to similar scenes in his life where drink has caused him ruin. Will this weekend end the same way, or worse?
Available on: DVD
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