Days of Wine and Roses (1962) was a Romance - Drama Film directed by Blake Edwards and produced by Martin Manulis.
Biting drama about a young couple's struggle with alcoholism. Edwards gives Lemmon plenty of room - the production is more naturalistic than the original teleplay - and he makes the best of it. Excellent score by Mancini, and the title song became a hit.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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|
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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.
[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.
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Originally done on live TV; Charles Bickford repeated his TV role.
Film debut of Lynn Borden.
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