This hard-hitting, fact-based drama was filmed on location in the actual Synanon House in Santa Monica. Academy Award winner Edmond OBrien (Best Supporting Actor, 1954, The Barefoot Contessa) stars as a reformed alcoholic who began the facility to helpother addicts of all kinds, and who coined the famous phrase today is the first day of the rest of your life. An outstanding cast Chuck Connors, Stella Stevens, Richard Conte, Alex Cord, Eartha Kitt, Barbara Luna, Alejandro Rey, Larry Kert and some actual Synanon residents drive this multi-layered story of redemption and tragedy, crisply photographed by two-time Academy Award winner Harry Stradling (Best Cinematography, 1945, The Picture of Dorian Gray; 1964, My Fair Lady) and directed by the greatRichard Quine (Strangers When We Meet). Newly remastered. **Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.