The Lost Weekend

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The Lost Weekend (1945)


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
Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder.

Release Date: 1945-11-29
Status: Released
Run time: 101 min / 1:41
Budget: $1,250,000
Revenue: $11,000,000
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America



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


Writing Charles R. Jackson Novel
Writing Charles Brackett Screenplay
Writing Billy Wilder Screenplay
Production Charles Brackett Producer
Sound Miklós Rózsa Original Music Composer
Camera John F. Seitz Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Editing Doane Harrison Editorial Manager
Art Hans Dreier Art Direction
Art A. Earl Hedrick Art Direction
Visual Effects Gordon Jennings Visual Effects
Visual Effects Farciot Edouart Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Artist
Crew Stanley Cooley Sound Recordist
Crew Joel Moss Sound Recordist
Art Bertram C. Granger Set Decoration
Directing Billy Wilder Director
Production Richard Blaydon Production Manager
Production Frank Parmenter Production Manager
Directing Charles C. Coleman Assistant Director
Art Gene Lauritzen Construction Coordinator
Sound Sidney Cutner Orchestrator
Sound Leo Shuken Orchestrator
Editing Doane Harrison Editor

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