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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Blake Edwards' 'Days of Wine and Roses,' Starring Lemmon and Remick

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 17, 2013 at 11:22AM

Dipsomania Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker Dan Ireland introducing Blake Edwards' "Days of Wine and Roses," starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick.
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Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon in "Days of Wine and Roses"
Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon in "Days of Wine and Roses"

Dipsomania Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker Dan Ireland introducing Blake Edwards' "Days of Wine and Roses," starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. 

J.P. Miller's grueling 1958 Playhouse 90 teleplay was brought to the screen in 1962 by its original producer Martin Manulis. Original star Cliff Robertson was replaced by Lemmon, an actor with drinking problems of his own, who suggested director Blake Edwards to succeed the original's John Frankenheimer. Remick replaced Piper Laurie and Charles Bickford was the only actor imported from the tv version. Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's Oscar winning title song became a standard.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.