Playhouse 90

The Days of Wine and Roses

Season 3, Ep 2, Aired 10/2/58
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  • Episode Description
  • Joe Clay, a once successful businessman, and his wife have become alcoholics. In an effort to get help and to save his marriage, Joe goes to a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Here he is asked to recount how he became an alcoholic. Ten years earlier, Joe recalls he met pretty Kirsten Arnesen at a party. Attracted to each other they left the party, taking a bottle of liquor with them.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Frankenheimer

  • J.P. Miller

  • Piper Laurie

    Kirsten Arnesen Clay

  • Cliff Robertson

    Joe Clay

  • Charles Bickford

    Ellis Arensen

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • In the 1962 film version of Days of Wine and Roses, Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick played Joe and Kirsten Clay.

    • Another play which was later turned into a motion picture. This was also one of the first plays to be permanently archived on videotape.

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