Days of Wine and Roses
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.