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 outĀ 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 similarĀ 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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