Cinema: Down the Hatch

Days of Wine and Roses. All drunks are dull, and the rule generally applies to movies about drunks. The last exception was The Lost Weekend (1945). This is another.

Adapted by J. P. Miller from his television play and titled with a line from Ernest Dowson, Days of Wine and Roses recites the case histories of two alcoholics: a public relations man (Jack Lemmon) and the secretary (Lee Remick) he marries. When they meet, she is hooked on chocolate bars, but he pretty soon switches her to the sauce. Hour after hour she sits...

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