Just This Once Film Details
Overview: 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 …
Tagline: M-G-M’s screamingly funny romance!
Review: I recorded this a week or two ago off of TCM and was in no particular hurry to watch it. Yesterday I felt in the mood for a romantic comedy that I’d never seen before. I love Janet Leigh and sometimes record films just to see if they’re worth watching. “Just This Once” is one of those rare unexpected treats that come along occasionally and become an instant favorite. Lawford and Leigh had terrific chemistry. Lewis Stone as the Judge and Richard Anderson as Leigh’s fiancé add to a terrific supporting cast. I love how the office workers are involved in the relationship as the movie progresses. There is a nice plot summary that gives the necessary details. However, “screen magic” is subjective and usually unexpected for me. This is one of those films that the only bad thing about is that now I’ve already seen it (although it will hold up well on repeat viewings for me and I’m sure for those who like to watch their favorites again and again). The other is that it’s not on DVD. But I’ll be keeping the recording as long as I can, and there is always hope it will be released:) If you liked Holiday Affair, this film has a familiar ring. I wouldn’t say I like it better, but I’d say I like it as well, and that one was a favorite right out of the gate for me. This is a fluffy piece of romantic comedy with a touch of screwball that is my favorite genre next to British Period Romances. “Just This Once” moves way up my list of classic comedies as an instant favorite and unexpected treat that I’ll look forward to seeing again and again.
Duration: 90 min
Also known as: Just This Once,Eine Falle für den Playboy,Só Esta Vez,För en gångs skull,Milionário… Sem Dinheiro,Sólo por esta vez,Lo sprecone,Kun for en nat