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Thumbnail for The Lost Weekend (1945) The Lost Weekend (1945)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Category: Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Film noirSub-Category: drama film, flashback film, film noir, film adaptationMain subject: alcoholismNarrative location: Manhattan, New York CityRuntime: 96 - 104 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York City, Los AngelesDirector: Billy WilderScreenwriter: Charles Brackett, Billy WilderBased on: The Lost WeekendMusic: Miklós RózsaCinematography: John F. SeitzStars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Doris Dowling, Howard Da Silva, Frank Faylen, Phillip Terry, Frank Orth, Lewis Russell, Anita Sharp-BolsterProducer: Charles Brackett, Paramount PicturesStudio: Paramount PicturesAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (Ray Milland)
Academy Award for Best Director (Billy Wilder)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (John F. Seitz)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Doane Harrison)
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Miklós Rózsa)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
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The Lost Weekend is a 1945 American drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. The film was based on Charles R. Jackson's 1944 novel of the same title about an alcoholic writer. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Writing. In 2011, The Lost Weekend was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.


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