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Days of Wine and Roses

Days of Wine and Roses

Days of Wine and Roses

1962 / 117min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: BLAKE EDWARDS

CAST: JACK LEMMON, LEE REMICK, CHARLES BICKFORD

Edwards and star Lemmon were best known for comic fare, but this lacerating drama shows another side to both artists. A feature-length adaptation of J.P. Miller’s Playhouse 90 telefilm, Days of Wine and Roses stars Lemmon and Lee Remick as a young couple drawn into a spiral of mutually reinforcing self-destruction and shared alcoholism. The result is a frank and sensitive treatment of problem drinking which earned the stars Academy Award nominations.