Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir
The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.
Ray Milland had been a popular matinee idol for several years in Hollywood, making his mark in romantic comedies and adventure films, so the decision to cast him as Don Birnam was a surprise to many--especially him.
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 ...
Position of Don's hand changes. This is when Don gets Wick to call Helen after standing her up to meet her parents.
$9,460,000 (USA) (31 December 1946)