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The Lost Weekend

Billy Wilder's celebrated adaptation of the Charles Jackson novel about an alcoholic (Ray Milland) going off the wagon on a frightening weekend binge. The film won a whole slew of Oscars when it came out in 1945; today it's less impressive but not without its virtues, including the location photography of lower Manhattan, the performances (by Milland, Jane Wyman, and Frank Faylen, among others), and a chilling sequence devoted to the DTs.



  • Billy Wilder


  • Ray Milland
  • Jane Wyman
  • Howard da Silva
  • Phillip Terry
  • Doris Dowling
  • Frank Faylen
  • Mary Young
  • Anita Bolster
  • Lillian Fontaine
  • Lewis Russell
  • Frank Orth
  • Gisela Werbiseck
  • Eddie Laughton
  • Harry Barris
  • Jayne Hazard
  • Craig Reynolds
  • Walter Baldwin
  • Fred S. Toones
  • Emmett Vogan
  • Byron Foulger
  • Helen Dickson
  • David Clyde
  • Pat Moriarty
  • William O'Leary


  • Charles Brackett

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