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Just This Once (1952)

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90 min | Comedy

Mark MacLene owes the IRS, the banks and others a lot of money. The problem is that his trust makes $1,000,000 a year, but he spends $150,000 every month. His trustee, Sam, uses the power of attorney and the spend thrift clause to hire ...See moreMark MacLene owes the IRS, the banks and others a lot of money. The problem is that his trust makes $1,000,000 a year, but he spends $150,000 every month. His trustee, Sam, uses the power of attorney and the spend thrift clause to hire frugal Lucille Duncan to manage Mark's finances. Presented with thousands of dollars for gifts and charges from the night before, she immediately cancels his charge accounts and returns as many gifts as she can. Then she puts Mark on a allowance of $50 a week, which upsets him even more. To get rid of Lucy, Mark moves in with her and makes sure that her boyfriend Tom receives a huge raise. He thinks that Tom will now marry Lucy and he will be rid of her tight control. Written by Tony Fontana See less
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Sidney Sheldon (screenplay) | Max Trell (story)
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Feb 27, 1952 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Janet Leigh
Lucy Duncan Lucy Duncan   See fewer
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Peter Lawford
Mark MacLene IV Mark MacLene IV   See fewer
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Lewis Stone
Judge Samuel Coulter Judge Samuel Coulter   See fewer
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Marilyn Erskine
Gertrude Crome Gertrude Crome   See fewer
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Richard Anderson
Tom Winters Tom Winters   See fewer
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Douglas Fowley
Frank Pirosh Frank Pirosh   See fewer
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Hanley Stafford
Mr. Blackwell Mr. Blackwell   See fewer
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Henry Slate
Jeff Parma Jeff Parma   See fewer
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Jerry Hausner
Stanley Worth Stanley Worth   See fewer
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Benny Rubin
Herbert Engel Herbert Engel   See fewer
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Charles Watts
Adam Backwith Adam Backwith   See fewer
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William Schallert
Secretary (scenes deleted) Secretary (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Bob Alden
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joanne Arnold
Eleanor (uncredited) Eleanor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Cabal
Bellhop (uncredited) Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Cheshire
Prouty - Creditor (uncredited) Prouty - Creditor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Conway
Young Lover on Ferry (uncredited) Young Lover on Ferry (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Eldredge
Commander Denham (uncredited) Commander Denham (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Engels
Woman Awaiting Trial (uncredited) Woman Awaiting Trial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elizabeth Flournoy
Miss Walker - Dress Shop Saleswoman (uncredited) Miss Walker - Dress Shop Saleswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Nightclub Diner (uncredited) Nightclub Diner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Foulk
Busy Line Cafe Owner (uncredited) Busy Line Cafe Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ned Glass
Court Clerk (uncredited) Court Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alvin Greenman
Archie - Busboy at Automat (uncredited) Archie - Busboy at Automat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Office Spectator (uncredited) Office Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phyllis Kirk
Young Lover on Ferry (uncredited) Young Lover on Ferry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Knapp
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Freeman Lusk
Mr. Baxter (uncredited) Mr. Baxter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kate MacKenna
Mrs. Lombard (uncredited) Mrs. Lombard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Mell
Mr. Green (uncredited) Mr. Green (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Nightclub Diner (uncredited) Nightclub Diner (uncredited)   See fewer
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John 'Skins' Miller
Mr. Burke (uncredited) Mr. Burke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ida Moore
Mrs. Morgan, Landlady (uncredited) Mrs. Morgan, Landlady (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Perri
Western Union Boy (uncredited) Western Union Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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William 'Bill' Phillips
Caddie Horace Melnick (uncredited) Caddie Horace Melnick (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Pierce
Attorney (uncredited) Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeff Richards
Denham's Clerk (uncredited) Denham's Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Salata
Shore Patrolman (uncredited) Shore Patrolman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert R. Stephenson
Mover (uncredited) Mover (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angela Stevens
Mark's Blonde Date (uncredited) Mark's Blonde Date (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarence Straight
Collins the Chauffeur (uncredited) Collins the Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emerson Treacy
Mr. Black (uncredited) Mr. Black (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Welsh
Mr. Sanford (uncredited) Mr. Sanford (uncredited)   See fewer
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Caddie Ralph Roberts (uncredited) Caddie Ralph Roberts (uncredited)   See fewer
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Blackwell's Secretary (uncredited) Blackwell's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Williams the Butler (uncredited) Williams the Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 184 votes