The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend poster
Don Birnam, long-time alcoholic, has been "on the wagon" for ten days and seems to be over the worst; but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother Wick and girlfriend Helen, he begins a four-day bender. In flashbacks we see past events, all gone wrong because of the bottle. But this bout looks like being his last...one way or the other.

Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Charles R. Jackson (from the novel by), Charles Brackett (screen play), Billy Wilder (screen play)
Production: Paramount Pictures
Year: 1945
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 01 Jan 1946
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 3 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

Don't wipe it away - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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Don't wipe it away
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Don's a little tight
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Lovely gentleman
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It shrinks my liver
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Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
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It's so simple
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Are you in the phone book
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We're both trying
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A cocktail party
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Good night
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Buttermilk and water from that well that's colder than any...
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You're awfully pretty
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Just give me another drink
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Is it getting lighter
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Thanks a lot
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They couldn't get out the college magazine without one of my...
Why'd they put me in the alcoholic ward - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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Why'd they put me in the alcoholic ward
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Another bender
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If it happens
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Let me have one
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I'm not a minor
You better take this along - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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You better take this along
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What are they playing
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Who likes Brahms
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I shall have to drown my sorrows with a jigger of rye
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I can't let her see me
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Ain't it amazin' how many guys come down from Albany just to...
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I see us as setting out for that
One should always see Shakespeare on an empty stomach - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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One should always see Shakespeare on an empty stomach
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Don't be ridic'
Didn't you - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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Didn't you
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Pour it softly
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Give me a drink
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That's a problem
How do you like New York - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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How do you like New York
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I live here now
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Would you like a taxi
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That wasn't enough
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Helen's heard the facts
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There must be a reason why you drink
Another drink - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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Another drink
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I've never done anything
She knows she's clutching a razor blade - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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She knows she's clutching a razor blade
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Save your saliva
You do like me a little - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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You do like me a little
Are these yours - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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Are these yours
Where do you live - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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Where do you live
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For instance
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Around here
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He's off on another toot
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Give me the pawn ticket
I'd rather have you drunk than dead - screenshot from movie The Lost Weekend
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I'd rather have you drunk than dead
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It's too late

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Don Birnam - Ray Milland
Helen St. James - Jane Wyman
Wick Birnam - Phillip Terry
Gloria - Doris Dowling
'Bim' Nolan - Frank Faylen
Mrs. Deveridge - Mary Young
Mrs. Foley (as Anita Bolster) - Anita Sharp-Bolster
Mrs. St. James - Lilian Fontaine
Opera Cloak Room Attendant - Frank Orth
Mr. St. James - Lewis L. Russell
Alcoholic - Andy Andrews
Male Nurse - Gene Ashley
Man from Albany - Walter Baldwin
Pianist at Harry & Joe's - Harry Barris
Undetermined Secondary Role - Ian Begg
Drunk in Alcoholic Ward - Eddie Borden
Hospital Patient - Jess Lee Brooks
Man in Nightclub Washroom - James Conaty
Mrs. Wertheim's Assistant - Willa Pearl Curtis
Cloakroom Attendant - John Deauville
Mrs. Frink - Helen Dickson
Cloakroom Attendant - Clark Eggleston
Concert Attendee / Barfly - Franklyn Farnum
Opera Singer - John Garris
Hotel Desk Clerk - Dick Gordon
M.M. - Blonde with Purse - Jayne Hazard
Man with Bandaged Ear - Ted Hecht
Headwaiter - Ernest Hilliard
Smoking Man - Earle Hyman
Male Nurse - Jerry James
Nurse - Stan Johnson
Nightclub Guest - Jack W. Johnston
Mr. Brophy - Eddie Laughton
Doorman - Perc Launders
Opera Singer - Theodora Lynch
Jewish Man - Bertram Marburgh
Hardware Man - William Meader
Drunk in Alcoholic Ward - Frank Mills
Irishman - Pat Moriarity
Liquor Store Proprietor - William Newell
Irishman - William O'Leary
Shaky and Sweaty Man - Peter Potter
Undetermined Secondary Role - Mark Power
Fruit Clerk - Stanley Price
George - M.M.'s Escort - Craig Reynolds
Jewish Man - Lester Sharpe
Guard - Lee Shumway
Mrs. Deveridge's Dog - Sophie
Beetle Man in Drunk Tank - Douglas Spencer
Mattress Man - Al Stewart
Little Girl - Bunny Sunshine
Drunk in Alcoholic Ward - Harry Tenbrook
Washroom Attendant at Harry & Joe's - Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Doctor - Emmett Vogan
Mike - Max Wagner
Pawnbroker with Helen's Coat - Milton Wallace
Mrs. Wertheim - Gisela Werbisek
Waiter at Harry & Joe's Bar - Crane Whitley
Black Man Talking to Himself - Ernest Whitman
Woman with Baby Carriage Before Pawn Shop - Isabel Withers
Cloak Room Attendant - Audrey Young