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The Lost Weekend

1945 Rated NR 1hr 41m

Based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, director Billy Wilder's searing, Oscar-winning portrait of an alcoholic follows writer Don Birnem (Ray Milland), whose girlfriend (Jane Wyman) and caring brother (Phillip Terry) leave him alone for the weekend. Aching to drink, Don heads to a bar and goes on a binge that sends him into an alcoholic fog -- complete with petrifying hallucinations and an unnerving stint in a hospital sanitarium.

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Movie Details

1946 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Director (Motion Picture)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
1946 Academy Award®
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director: Billy Wilder
  • Best Writing
  • Best Actor: Ray Milland
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; production notes; cast/crew biographies; film highlights; theatrical trailer; parental lock