Joe Clay is a top-notch public relations man. Anything a client wants Joe can arrange for them, whether it be dancing girls or an article in a prominent magazine. Part of the job however is drinking and Joe's ability to consume alcohol seems boundless. When he meets the very pretty Kirsten Arnasen, she prefers chocolate to alcohol but Joe has a solution to that in the form of a Brandy Alexander (made up of brandy and creme de cocoa). They eventually marry but their love is insufficient to prevent them from the downward spiral that alcohol brings to them. They try desperately to break the habit but continually relapse until only one of them manages to break free. Written by
This, in its own terrifying way, is a love story.
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Learning that he had not been chosen to direct this movie adaptation when he had directed the acclaimed live TV drama on which this film was based, John Frankenheimer
asked why and was told, "John, they say you're not a comedy director." See more
At the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, both Jim and Joe say their full names; last names are usually not used in AA meetings, which is how people remain "anonymous". See more
Well, anything worth having is worth suffering for, isn't it?
Days of Wine and Roses
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
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