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The Lost Weekend

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.

Credits

Ray Milland
Ray Milland

Don Birnam

Howard Da Silva
Howard Da Silva

Nat the Bartender

Byron Foulger
Byron Foulger

Shopkeeper (uncredited)

Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones

Washroom Attendant at Harry & Joe's (uncredited)

Doris Dowling
Doris Dowling

Gloria

Mary Young
Mary Young

Mrs. Deveridge

The Lost Weekend Cast

Name Character
Ray Milland He was 38, 79 years old when he died as Don Birnam
Douglas Spencer He was 35, 50 years old when he died as Hospital Patient Seeing Imaginary Beetles (uncredited)
Frank Faylen He was 39, 79 years old when he died as 'Bim' Nolan
Jane Wyman She was 28, 90 years old when she died as Helen St. James
Frank Orth He was 65, 82 years old when he died as Opera Cloak Room Attendant
Emmett Vogan He was 52, 76 years old when he died as Doctor (uncredited)
Mary Young She was 120, 146 years old when she died as Mrs. Deveridge
Frank Mills (British actor) He was 16, now 92 years old as Drunk in Alcoholic Ward (uncredited)
Howard Da Silva He was 36, 76 years old when he died as Nat the Bartender
Doris Dowling She was 22, 81 years old when she died as Gloria
Walter Baldwin He was 56, 88 years old when he died as Man from Albany (uncredited)
Lewis L. Russell He was 56, 72 years old when he died as Charles St. James
Byron Foulger He was 46, 70 years old when he died as Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton He was 42, 48 years old when he died as Mr. Brophy (uncredited)
Anita Sharp-Bolster She was 50, 89 years old when she died as Mrs. Foley
David Clyde He was 9, now 66 years old as Dave (uncredited)
William Newell He was 51, 73 years old when he died as Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)
Stanley Price He was 52, 62 years old when he died as Fruit Clerk (uncredited)
Gisela Werbisek She was 70, 81 years old when she died as Mrs. Wertheim (uncredited)
Max Wagner He was 44, 73 years old when he died as Mike (uncredited)
Craig Reynolds He was 7, 3 years old when he died as George (uncredited)
Jess Lee Brooks He was 51, 50 years old when he died as (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland She was 26, 87 years old when she died as Woman in Bar (uncredited)
Earle Hyman He was 19, 91 years old when he died as Smoking Man (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman He was 52, 61 years old when he died as Black Man Talking to Himself (uncredited)
James Millican He was 34, 44 years old when he died as Nurse (uncredited)
Phillip Terry He was 36, 83 years old when he died as Wick Birnam
Lillian Fontaine She was 59, 88 years old when she died as Mrs. Charles St. James
Pat Moriarity He was 49, 66 years old when he died as Irishman (uncredited)
Perc Launders He was 41, 47 years old when he died as Doorman (uncredited)
Audrey Long She was 23, 92 years old when she died as Cloak Room Attendant (uncredited)
Crane Whitley He was 46, 58 years old when he died as Waiter at Harry & Joe's Bar (uncredited)
Karl 'Karchy' Kosiczky as Baby (uncredited)
Ted Hecht He was 37, 61 years old when he died as Man with Bandaged Ear (uncredited)
Andy Andrews He was 13, now 62 years old as Alcoholic (uncredited)
Ernest Hilliard He was 55, 57 years old when he died as Headwaiter (uncredited)
Lee Shumway He was 61, 74 years old when he died as Guard (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook He was 58, 72 years old when he died as Drunk in Alcoholic Ward (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones He was 39, 56 years old when he died as Washroom Attendant at Harry & Joe's (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum He was 67, 83 years old when he died as Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Lester Sharpe He was 51, 68 years old when he died as Jewish Man (uncredited)
William Meader He was 41, 74 years old when he died as Hardware Man (uncredited)
Willa Pearl Curtis He was 49, 74 years old when he died as Mrs. Wertheim's Assistant (uncredited)
Jayne Hazard as M. (uncredited)
Helen Dickson She was 40, 51 years old when she died as Mrs. Frink (uncredited)
Harry Wilson He was 51, 18 years old when he died as Drunk (uncredited)
William O'Leary He was 11, now 64 years old as Irishman (uncredited)
Harry Barris He was 40, 57 years old when he died as Pianist at Harry & Joe's (uncredited)

The Lost Weekend Crew

Name Department
Doane Harrison as Editorial Manager. He was 51 (74) years old when He died Editing
Doane Harrison as Editor. He was 51 (74) years old when He died Editing
Miklós Rózsa as Original Music Composer. He was 38 (88) years old when He died Sound
John F. Seitz as Director of Photography. He was 53 (86) years old when He died Camera
Hans Dreier as Art Direction. He was 60 (81) years old when He died Art
Gordon Jennings as Visual Effects. He was 49 (57) years old when He died Visual Effects
Bertram C. Granger as Set Decoration. He was 53 (75) years old when He died Art
Sidney Cutner as Orchestrator. He was 42 (68) years old when He died Sound
Leo Shuken as Orchestrator. He was 38 (69) years old when He died Sound
Billy Wilder as Director. He was 39 (95) years old when He died Directing
Billy Wilder as Screenplay. He was 39 (95) years old when He died Writing
Charles Brackett as Producer. He was 53 (76) years old when He died Production
Charles Brackett as Screenplay. He was 53 (76) years old when He died Writing
A. Earl Hedrick as Art Direction. He was 49 (89) years old when He died Art
Charles R. Jackson as Novel. He was 42 (65) years old when He died Writing
Farciot Edouart as Visual Effects. He was 51 (85) years old when He died Visual Effects
Stanley Cooley as Sound Recordist. Sound
Joel Moss as Sound Recordist. He was 0 (43) years old when He died Sound
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The Lost Weekend (75 years)

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

  • Release day: Thursday, November 29, 1945
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Budget: 1250000.00
  • Revenue: 11000000.00