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418 Ratings

Days of Wine and Roses

Directed by Blake Edwards
United States, 1962


An alcoholic (Jack Lemmon) falls in love with and gets married to a young woman (Lee Remick), whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his “passion” together.

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Days of Wine and Roses Directed by Blake Edwards

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1963 | Winner: Best Music, Original Song

1963 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1963 | 4 wins including: OCIC Award

Critics reviews

Days of Wine and Roses is probably remembered as something of a disease-of-the-week picture, a reputation likely enhanced by its television origins. The focus on alcohol addiction might infer that Days is narrowly focused, but it’s difficult to name another American film of the period that takes as its subject excess. The film, elegantly directed by Edwards, is remarkable for the passion with which it lays bare those who binge on rather than simply reap the benefits of the postwar economic boom.
June 04, 2012
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