A successful public relations man's refusal to admit his alcoholism jeopardizes his career, his family and his life.
Did You Know?
Unbeknownst to anyone other than those close to him, Dick Van Dyke had been struggling with a real life drinking problem for several years prior to making this movie. Before filming began, he decided to tell director Richard Hefferton about his struggles. As a result, while filming, Hefferton would lay out scenes, then tell Van Dyke, "you know more about this than I do, so just to it the way you see it, the way you feel it." Just before the movie aired, Van Dyke decided to go public with his alcoholism struggles (one of the first entertainment figures to go public about a drinking problem.) He received thousand of letters of support. See more
[after Charlie has attended an important meeting while hung over
I'm not going to mince words, Charlie. We've known each other too long for that. You were a disgrace this morning; I can still smell the liquor on your breath. I don't know how many of those men knew you were hung over, but I certainly did.
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Sung by Joey Scarbury See more