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The Lost Weekend (1945)

101 min - Drama - 23 August 1945
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Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst... but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his last - one way or another.

Director:  Billy Wilder
Stars:  Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen, Mary Young, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Lillian Fontaine, Frank Orth, Lewis L. Russell, Douglas Spencer, Andy Andrews, Walter Baldwin, Harry Barris, Jess Lee Brooks, Jack Rube Clifford, David Clyde, James Conaty, Willa Pearl Curtis, John Deauville, Helen Dickson, Franklyn Farnum, Byron Foulger, Jayne Hazard, Ernest Hilliard, Earle Hyman, Jerry James, Jack W. Johnston, Karl 'Karchy' Kosiczky, Eddie Laughton, Perc Launders, Audrey Long, Bertram Marburgh, William Meader, James Millican, Frank Mills, Pat Moriarity, William Newell, William O'Leary, Peter Potter, Stanley Price, Craig Reynolds, Lester Sharpe, Lee Shumway, Al Stewart, Amzie Strickland, Harry Tenbrook, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Emmett Vogan, Max Wagner, Milton Wallace, Gisela Werbisek, Crane Whitley, Ernest Whitman, Harry Wilson, Isabel Withers, Ted Hecht, Stan Johnson

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Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst... but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his last - one way or another.



Tagline: The screen dares to open the strange and savage pages of a shocking bestseller!

Genres: Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  23 August 1945

Box Office

Budget:  $1,250,000
Revenue:  $11,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 41 min

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