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In this addiction melodrama, Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon), a promising adman, meet his future wife Kirsten (Lee Remick) at a party. Once married, the pressures of his business lead Joe to seek solace in liquor. Kirsten joins him in his nocturnal drinking sessions, and before long both are confirmed alcoholics. After several frightening episodes, Joe is able to shake the habit thanks to AA, but Kirsten finds it impossible to get through the day without liquor. The two split up, although Joe clings to the hope that someday he and Kirsten will be reunited, if for no reason other than the sake of their young daughter. J.P. Miller adapted the screenplay from his own 1958 J.P. Miller television script. Though nominated in several categories, Days of Wine and Roses won only the Best Song Oscar for Henry Mancini's title tune. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 26, 1926

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Johnny Mercer Best Song 1962 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Henry Mancini Best Song 1962 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jack Lemmon Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1962 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jack Lemmon Best Actor 1962 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lee Remick Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1962 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lee Remick Best Actress 1962 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Blake Edwards Best Director 1962 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Blake Edwards Best Film - Any Source 1963 Nominee

Cast

Jack Lemmon
as Joe Clay
Lee Remick
as Kirsten Anderson
Charles Bickford
as Ellis Arnesen
Jack Klugman
as Jim Hungerford
Alan Hewitt
as "Red" Leland
Debbie Megowan
as Debbie Clay
Maxine Stuart
as Dottie
Jack Albertson
as Traynor
Jack Riley
as Waiter
Gail Bonney
as Gladys
Ken Lynch
as Liquor Store Owner
Mary Benoit
as Tenant
Ella Ethridge
as Tenant
Tom Rosqui
as Bettor
Barbara Hines
as Guest
J. Pat O'Malley
as Tenant
Dick Crockett
as Boors

Crew

Blake Edwards
Director
Martin Manulis
Producer
Philip H. Lathrop
Cinematographer
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
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