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Just This Once (1952)

Passed | | Comedy | 31 July 1952 (Portugal)
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 ... See full summary »

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Lucy Duncan
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Mark MacLene IV
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Judge Samuel Coulter
Marilyn Erskine ...
Gertrude Crome
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Tom Winters
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Frank Pirosh
Hanley Stafford ...
Mr. Blackwell
Henry Slate ...
Jeff Parma
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Stanley Worth
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Herbert Engel
Charles Watts ...
Adam Backwith
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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 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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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31 July 1952 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Eine Falle für den Playboy  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Lucy Duncan: What were you like as a little boy?
Mark MacLene IV: Truthfully? I was scared to death.
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Young Looking Janet Leigh
8 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since Janet Leigh is one of my favorite movie stars from the past, I really enjoyed this 1952 film where she stars as Lucy Duncan, a lawyer who had to work her way through some rough times in order to become a lawyer. Lucy has a boyfriend who is a civil engineer and makes eight-five dollars a week and Lucy finds out she has a new client who is willing to pay her fifty dollars a week and between the two of their salaries, they would be able to get hitched. The client Lucy has is Judge Samuel Coulter, (Lewis Stone) who wants Lucy to have a sort of power of attorney over the trust fund of Mark Maclene IV who is very wealthy and simply spends his money like water on all kinds of gals, giving them jewelry, furs and the list goes on and on. Lucy takes control and takes back all the items that Mark purchased and makes him live on fifty dollars a week, plus 50 cents for lunch. Lucy even shows Mark an auto mat where he can get his lunch for a quarter and takes him on a Staten Island Ferry ride for only 5 cents one way. Janet Leigh was twenty-five when she made this picture and was recently married to Tony Curtis. Great film to view, Enjoy.


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