Days of Wine and Roses
Days of Wine and Roses is a 1962 American drama film directed by Blake Edwards with a screenplay by JP Miller adapted from his own 1958 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name. The film was produced by Martin Manulis, with music by Henry Mancini, and features Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford and Jack Klugman. The film depicts the downward spiral of two average Americans who succumb to alcoholism and attempt to deal with their problems.
San Francisco public relations executive Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) meets secretary Kirsten Arnesen (Lee Remick). Considering her to be brash and disrespectful at first, he eventually begins dating her. Kirsten is a teetotaler until Joe introduces her to social drinking. She is reluctant at first, but after her first few Brandy Alexanders, she admits that having a drink "made me feel good." Despite the misgivings of Kirsten's father (Charles Bickford), who runs a San Mateo landscaping business, they marry and have a daughter, Debbie.
|award||National Film Registry|
|keywords||addictive personality alcoholics anonymous brandy alexander confine date dedicate delirium tremens drink flash liquor store meet misgive public relations secretary social drinking teetotaler teetotalism three-martini lunch two-martini lunch|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White|