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Days of Wine and Roses (1962) was a Romance - Drama Film directed by Blake Edwards and produced by Martin Manulis.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJack LemmonNominated
Best ActressLee RemickNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Joseph Wright; Set Decoration: George James HopkinsNominated
Best Costume DesignDon FeldNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny MercerWon
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The Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

By Beatrice on Aug 20, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Days of Wine and Roses Directed by Blake Edwards Written by J.P. Miller 1962/USA Jalem Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Love story meets horror story in this well-acted drama about alcoholism and its consequences. Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) works as a Public Relations man. ?It is the age ... Read full article


Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

By Rhonda0731 on Jan 17, 2015 From Smitten Kitten Vintage

Originally posted on the motion pictures: Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) is a public relations man, a dedicated worker at a firm in San Francisco. He?s also a heavy drinker, even drinking on the job. Joe meets Kirsten Arnesen (Lee Remick), a secretary for one of his clients ? and a teetotaler. She prefers c... Read full article


Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

By Lindsey on Jan 17, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) is a public relations man, a dedicated worker at a firm in San Francisco. He’s also a heavy drinker, even drinking on the job. Joe meets Kirsten Arnesen (Lee Remick), a secretary for one of his clients — and a teetotaler. She prefers chocolate over liquor. It may s... Read full article


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES.

By Crystal Kalyana on Oct 28, 2014 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

Tonight I watched “Days Of Wine And Roses” for the first time. I’ve had the DVD sitting on my shelf for a long time now. Considering I’ve never been a fan of Lee Remick, granting the fact that I’ve hardly made a dent in her filmography, I was reluctant to watch it, but ... Read full article


Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

on Aug 9, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Jack Lemmon was another early inductee into the Veronicas, and it’s his day on the site.? So many people are quick to review the Lemmon’s comedic work, of which there are countless good ones!? I decided to review the film that had me seeing him in a different light; as a serious dramatic... Read full article


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[Joe offers to reconcile with Kirsten - but only if she quits drinking]
Joe Clay: You remember how it really was? You and me and booze - a threesome. You and I were a couple of drunks on the sea of booze, and the boat sank. I got hold of something that kept me from going under, and I'm not going to let go of it. Not for you. Not for anyone. If you want to grab on, grab on. But there's just room for you and me - no threesome.


[Joe forces Kirsten to look in a mirror]
Joe Clay: I walked by Union Square Bar. I was going to go in. Then I saw myself - my reflection in the window - and I thought, "I wonder who that bum is?" And then I saw it was me. Now look at me. I'm a bum. Look at me! Look at you. You're a bum. Look at you. And look at us. Look at us. C'mon look at us! See? A couple of bums.


Kirsten Arnesen Clay: Thanks for the compliment, but I know how I look. This is the way I look when I'm sober. It's enough to make a person drink, wouldn't you say? You see, the world looks so dirty to me when I'm not drinking. Joe, remember Fisherman's Wharf? The water when you looked too close? That's the way the world looks to me when I'm not drinking.


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Jack Lemmon's performance in The Days of Wine and Roses inspired Ray Sharkey to become an actor.
Learning that he had not been chosen to direct this movie adaptation when he had directed the acclaimed live TV drama on which this film was based, John Frankenheimer asked why and was told, "John, they say you're not a comedy director."
The story was first performed live on an episode of Playhouse 90 in 1958. Writer J.P. Miller conceived the original play as a love story between two drunks. The concept of alcoholic domesticity had never been executed commercially before. The recorded play, not in public domain, currently exists on videotape at CBS Television City in Hollywood.
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