The Lost Weekend

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

Category: Drama
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1945-11-29
Run time: 101 minute / 1:41
Budget: $1,250,000
Revenue: $11,000,000
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett.
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America


Ray Milland
as Don Birnam
Jane Wyman
as Helen St. James
Phillip Terry
as Wick Birnam
Howard Da Silva
as Nat the Bartender
Doris Dowling
as Gloria
Frank Faylen
as 'Bim' Nolan
Mary Young
as Mrs. Deveridge
Anita Sharp-Bolster
as Mrs. Foley
Lillian Fontaine
as Mrs. Charles St. James
Frank Orth
as Opera Cloak Room Attendant
Lewis L. Russell
as Charles St. James
Andy Andrews
as Alcoholic (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin
as Man from Albany (uncredited)
Harry Barris
as Pianist at Harry & Joe's (uncredited)
Jess Lee Brooks
as (uncredited)
Jack Rube Clifford
as Guard (uncredited)
David Clyde
as Dave (uncredited)
James Conaty
as Man in Nightclub Washroom (uncredited)
Willa Pearl Curtis
as Mrs. Wertheim's Assistant (uncredited)
John Deauville
as Cloakroom Attendant (uncredited)
Helen Dickson
as Mrs. Frink (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
as Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Byron Foulger
as Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Jayne Hazard
as M. (uncredited)
Ted Hecht
as Man with Bandaged Ear (uncredited)
Ernest Hilliard
as Headwaiter (uncredited)
Earle Hyman
as Smoking Man (uncredited)
Jerry James
as Male Nurse (uncredited)
Stan Johnson
as Nurse (uncredited)
Jack W. Johnston
as Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Karl 'Karchy' Kosiczky
as Baby (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton
as Mr. Brophy (uncredited)
Perc Launders
as Doorman (uncredited)
Audrey Long
as Cloak Room Attendant (uncredited)
Bertram Marburgh
as Jewish Man (uncredited)
William Meader
as Hardware Man (uncredited)
James Millican
as Nurse (uncredited)
Frank Mills
as Drunk in Alcoholic Ward (uncredited)
Pat Moriarity
as Irishman (uncredited)
William Newell
as Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)
William O'Leary
as Irishman (uncredited)
Peter Potter
as Shaky and Sweaty Man (uncredited)
Stanley Price
as Fruit Clerk (uncredited)
Craig Reynolds
as George (uncredited)
Lester Sharpe
as Jewish Man (uncredited)
Lee Shumway
as Guard (uncredited)
Douglas Spencer
as Hospital Patient Seeing Imaginary Beetles (uncredited)
Al Stewart
as Mattress Man (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland
as Woman in Bar (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook
as Drunk in Alcoholic Ward (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
as Washroom Attendant at Harry & Joe's (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan
as Doctor (uncredited)
Max Wagner
as Mike (uncredited)
Milton Wallace
as Pawnbroker with Helen's Coat (uncredited)
Gisela Werbisek
as Mrs. Wertheim (uncredited)
Crane Whitley
as Waiter at Harry & Joe's Bar (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman
as Black Man Talking to Himself (uncredited)
Harry Wilson
as Drunk (uncredited)
Isabel Withers
as Woman Before Pawn Shop (uncredited)
Billy Wilder Screenplay

Billy Wilder Director

Doane Harrison Editor
Doane Harrison Editorial Manager

Costume & Make-Up
Edith Head Costume Design

Miklós Rózsa Original Music Composer

Costume & Make-Up
Wally Westmore Makeup Artist

Charles Brackett Screenplay

Charles Brackett Producer

John F. Seitz Director of Photography

Hans Dreier Art Direction

Visual Effects
Gordon Jennings Visual Effects

Bertram C. Granger Set Decoration

Sidney Cutner Orchestrator
Leo Shuken Orchestrator

Charles R. Jackson Novel

A. Earl Hedrick Art Direction

Visual Effects
Farciot Edouart Visual Effects

Stanley Cooley Sound Recordist
Joel Moss Sound Recordist

Charles C. Coleman Assistant Director

Richard Blaydon Production Manager
Frank Parmenter Production Manager

Gene Lauritzen Construction Coordinator
Jack Colconda Props

Harlow Stengel Assistant Camera
Fred True Grip

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