February 1, 2005
Universal Studios Home Video
- Closed Captioned
- Digitally Mastered
- Runtime: 101 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
This classic film chronicles three days in the life of an alcoholic writer whose self-destructive binges wreak havoc on his life and loved ones. Based on Charles Jackson's 1944 novel. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Editing, Best Cinematography. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Ray Milland, Best (Adapted) Screenplay (Charles Brackett/Billy Wilder).
Filmed on location in New York City.
The National Board of Review named "The Lost Weekend" one of the Best 10 English-language films of 1945. The New York Film Critics Circle named it the Best Film of 1945.
Ray Milland was named Best Actor by the National Board and by the New York Critics.
Billy Wilder was named Best Director by the New York Critics.
Screened at 1946 Cannes Film Festival.