Days Of Wine And Roses


(out of 5)

Excellent examination of alcoholism is still cutting edge drama after so many years.  and  are both top-notch as a married couple who become far too dependent on booze as a way to alleviate their worries and frustrations. After they both sink to the very bottom of their addiction, Lemmon decides to clean up his act and go back to the land of the sober, while Remick feels there’s nothing worthwhile to go back to. This rift in their relationship is one of the many aspects of the disease that are examined, with Lemmon reaching the top of his dramatic possibilities in his excellent performance, and Remick superb in her most celebrated role. The outstanding screenplay was adapted from a television production that preceded the film by a year.

USA, 1962

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Academy Award
Best Music (Song) (“Days of Wine And Roses”, music by Henry Mancini; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)

Best Actor (Jack Lemmon as “Joe Clay”)
Best Actress (Lee Remick as “Kirsten Amesen”)
Best Art Direction (Black-And-White) (art direction: Joseph Wright; set decoration: George James Hopkins)
Best Costume Design (Black-And-White) (Don Feld)

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama (Jack Lemmon)
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama (Lee Remick)
Best Motion Picture-Drama
Best Director (Blake Edwards)

British Academy Award Nominations
Best Film From Any Source
Best Foreign Actor (Jack Lemmon)
Best Foreign Actress (Lee Remick)



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