A successful public relations man's refusal to admit his alcoholism jeopardizes his career, his family and his life.
Sure, Charlie, you can handle alcohol. But what happened to your job? What happened to your wife and family? What happened to those hopes and dreams? How come you can't stop drinking, Charlie? Why don't you admit you're an alcoholic?
Did You Know?
Because few knew about his real life struggles with alcohol, Dick asked producer David Wolper why he wanted him to star in a film with such dark subject matter. Wolper explained to Van Dyke that he fit the image of a "average, middle-aged, middle-class family man." 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.
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott
and George Graff
Sung by Dick Van Dyke
, Lynn Carlin
, Penny Kunard
and Jim Raymond See more