When Blake Edwards` powerful film of J.P. Miller`s heart-rending teleplay Days of Wine and Roses hit movie screens, it won critical raves, box-office success and shone brightly as a career highlight for its two Oscar-nominated stars, Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick, playing a couple caught in alcoholism`s web. A San Francisco public-relations hotshot is a "social" drinker... who never stops socialising. His vivacious wife starts drinking to keep him company. They live for the good times. But eventually good times turn bad.
Days of Wine and Roses earned a total five Academy Award nominations and a Best Song Oscar for its haunting Henry Mancini - Johnny Mercer title tune. A poignant, harrowing portrait of human lives at their lowest, it also reflects film-making at its height.
Release Date: 19 April 2004
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Wide Screen
Running Time: 113 minutes
Production Year: 1962
Main Language: English