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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1945!
The Academy Award winning film for best picture was The Lost Weekend.

A dramatic film-noir about a chronic alcoholic's four-day weekend bender. Don Birnam, long-time alcoholic, has been "on the wagon" for ten days and seems to be over the worst; but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother Wick and girlfriend Helen, he begins a four-day bender. In flashbacks we see past events, all gone wrong because of the bottle.

The Lost Weekend - The Academy Award winner - Best Picture - Alfred Hitchcock
The Cast:
  • Ray Milland as Don Birnam
  • Jane Wyman as Helen St. James
  • Phillip Terry as Wick Birnam
  • Howard Da Silva as Nat the bartender
  • Doris Dowling as Gloria
  • Frank Faylen as 'Bim' Nolan, male nurse
  • Mary Young as Mrs. Deveridge, Birnam's landlady
  • Anita Sharp-Bolster as Mrs. Foley, cleaning lady
  • Lillian Fontaine as Mrs. Charles St. James
  • Frank Orth as opera cloak room attendant
  • Lewis L. Russell as Charles St. James

Director:

  • Billy Wilder
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