Days of wine and roses

United States, 1962

Film
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Two-time Oscar winner Jack Lemmon is brilliant as Joe Clay, a public relations man who considers himself to be a social drinker but socialising is the mainstay of his work. The sweet Kirsten (played by Lee Remick) marries him and starts drinking to keep him company. This film searingly portrays the couple’s downward spiral into alcoholic oblivion. A powerful script and unforgettable acting lend believability to this poignant, heart-rending story. Nominated for five Oscars and receiving one for the haunting title song, the film also co-stars Jack Klugman and boasts music by Henry Mancini. Originally a teleplay by J. P. Miller.

Credits

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

producer

Martin Manulis

Duration

01:53:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1962

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303345

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alcoholism

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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