May 23, 1946 · Seedy bars, pawnshops, and an array of elaborate hiding places are the overriding images from this film. The Lost Weekend is a grimly realistic account of four days in the life of a chronic alcoholic, played by Ray Milland. In films of this quality one always takes away unforgettable images.
The Lost Weekend (film) The Lost Weekend is a 1945 film about a four-day drinking bout in the desperate life of a chronic alcoholic. Directed by Billy Wilder. Written by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, based on the novel by Charles R. Jackson.
The movie was a bit too long and almost boring in places. The best part of the movie was the details of the alcoholic while drinking including the lies and deception, the hiding of bottles and forgetting where they are stowed away, drinking until passed out, etc.