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Title:
Days of wine and roses
Author:
Edwards, Blake, 1922-2010.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Warner Home Video, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A domestic drama which reveals the corrosive effects of alcoholism on a hardened young advertising executive and his attractive young wife, both of whom drink heavily to compensate for their insecurity.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.

Based on the television play by J.P. Miller.

Special features include: commentary by director Blake Edwards, vintage Jack Lemmon interview, theatrical trailers.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780790785912
UPC:
085393092924
Format :
DVD

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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 Playhouse 90 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