This is one of the films I really enjoyed that was shot in the 40's, and probably one of my all time favourites. What's so great about this movie is that so many people can relate to it. You might have once been there, have a friend who's been there or know a friend of a friend who's there right now. I always assumed that black and white movies take atleast 45 minutes before you start getting into the movie. I must say, this movie had my attention from the first scene.
A plot summary by Tom Zoemer:-
The unsuccessful writer Don Birnham is an alcoholic. Only his brother Wick and girlfriend Helen managed to keep him sober for 10 days and plan a little vacation on the countryside for the weekend. But Don manages to send them both away the evening before. Alone at home, without any money, he's desperate for something to drink.
Go ahead and watch it, you will not be sorry.