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Alcohol in Film

Nil by Mouth (UK | France, 2006)

Directed by Gary Oldman. Cast: Kathy Burke, Ray Winstone, Charlie Creed-Miles, Laila Morse, Edna Dore. A raw, unflinching look at a dysfunctional family as it copes with alcoholism, drug abuse, petty crime and domestic violence in South East London. PAL, region 2. 128 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Notre Histoire (Our History) (France, 1984)

Director, Bertrand Blier. Cast: Alain Delon, Nathalie Baye. A desperate alcoholic reaches a turning-point in his life when he meets a strange woman in a railway carriage: they make love, but then she leaves. Chasing after the girl, he clings to her as if she were his final chance. 111 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

One A.M. (1917)

Directed by Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin. Charlie arrives home inebriated and tries to get into his house, upstairs and to bed. 2 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Revenge of the Drunken Master (1984)

Directed by Godfrey Ho. Cast: Johnny Chan, Eagle Han, Bruce Cheung, Wang Sao. Fei Hong is a happy go lucky kung fu master who becomes a target of the Black Mask Ninja Gang. They set out to make sure Fei Hong and Sam the Seed never meddle in their schemes again. Big mistake! English language version. 81 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Scram! (1932)

Directed by Raymond McCarey. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Arthur Housman, Vivien Oakland, Rychard Cramer. "Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys find a way in, sending the surprised woman inside into a faint. They revive her with what they think is water, but is actually gin, and all get tipsy in the process. Outside, the drunk realizes he's at the wrong house and stumbles off.

Sideways (2004)

Directed by Alexander Payne. Cast: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virgina Madsen, Sandra Oh. Miles is a divorced man and a failed writer who teaches junior high school English. He decides to take his best friend, somewhat famous actor Jack, on a weeklong drive through California's wine country. There they explore their failures and question their relationships. 127 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture

Smash-up: The Story of a Woman (1947)

Directed by Stuart Heisler. Original story, Dorothy Parker, Frank Cavett. Cast: Susan Hayward, Eddie Albert, Lee Bowman, Marsha Hunt, Carl Esmond, Carleton Young, Charles D. Brown, Janet Murdoch. "Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway. When Ken lucks into a career as chart-topping radio crooner, Angie is forced into idle luxury which proves her downfall. Her potential alcoholism burgeons and Ken remains clueless concerning his responsibility for her problems." [IMDB] 104 min.

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