The Lost Weekend (1945)

Lost Weekend
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 41mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords 1940s, addict, addiction, alcoholism, bar, black and white, character study, dark, desperation, flashback, girlfriend, hallucination, heavy, hospital, New York, nurse, party, secrets, thief, writer
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John F Seitz Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Doane Harrison Editor n/a 172 7000001
Charles R Jackson Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000003
Billy Wilder Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Charles Brackett Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Miklos Rozsa Music n/a 120781 8000001
Giuseppe Verdi Music n/a 120781 8000002
Gordon Jennings Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Edith Head Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Earl Hedrick Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Hans Dreier Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Charles Brackett Producer n/a 3 3000001
Billy Wilder Director n/a 2 2000001
Doris Dowling Actor Gloria 1 1000005
Howard Da Silva Actor Nat the Bartender 1 1000004
Phillip Terry Actor Nick Birnam 1 1000003
Jane Wyman Actor Helen St. James 1 1000002
Frank Faylen Actor Bim 1 1000006
Mary Young Actor Mrs. Deveridge 1 1000007
Frank Orth Actor n/a 1 1000011
Lewis Russell Actor Charles St. James 1 1000010
Lillian Fontaine Actor Mrs. St. James 1 1000009
Anita Bolster Actor Mrs. Boley 1 1000008
Ray Milland Actor Don Birnam 1 1000001
Don Birman is a struggling writer who waters down his writer's block with booze. He shares an apartment with his more responsible brother Nick, who is about to go on a weekend vacation. Nick is worried about leaving Don alone, but Don assures him he will be fine and will use the time alone to write. However, he is not fooling even himself, and plans to go on a bender. After drinking all the alcohol in the house, Don goes to a bar, and while his creativity seems to flow, things go from bad to worse.