The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend (1945)

The screen dares to open the strange and savage pages of a shocking bestseller!

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1945-11-29
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 189 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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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