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)
|Best Actor||Jack Lemmon||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Lee Remick||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Joseph Wright; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Don Feld||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer||Won|
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.
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The cast and crew were very concerned that the bleak ending would be changed. Director Blake Edwards recalled for Entertainment Weekly magazine that studio head Jack L. Warner wanted a lighter ending, but he came into a screening with a very attractive date who blasted the decision. Warner reluctantly gave in. In addition, Jack Lemmon purposely flew to Paris after filming had wrapped so he would be "unavailable" for re-shoots.
Jack Riley's film debut.
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