Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir
The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.
For this film, Billy Wilder became the first person to win Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay for the same film.
You better take this along, Don. It's gonna be cold on the farm.
Don Birnam: Okay.
Wick Birnem: How many shirts are you taking?
Don Birnam: Three.
Wick Birnem: I'm taking five.
Don Birnam: Five?
Wick Birnem: Yeah, I told them at the office I might not be back until Tuesday. We'll get there this afternoon. That'll give us ...
During one of Milland's scenes in Nat's, he grasps and shakes the bar vigorously. In a real saloon, the bar would be so heavy and/or solidly attached to the floor that no one would be able to do such a thing.
$9,460,000 (USA) (31 December 1946)
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