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Once Is Not Enough (1975)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  20 June 1975 (USA)
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An over-the-hill movie producer marries a wealthy, spiteful woman and closeted lesbian just to please his spoiled daughter who then, in an attempt to spite him, seduces both a wealthy ... See full summary »

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An over-the-hill movie producer marries a wealthy, spiteful woman and closeted lesbian just to please his spoiled daughter who then, in an attempt to spite him, seduces both a wealthy playboy and a local screenwriter. Written by Anonymous

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The Husband for sale - bought for $3 million. The Daughter - a virgin eager to make up for lost time. The Novelist who couldn't live the fantasies he wrote about. See more »

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20 June 1975 (USA)  »

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Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough  »

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The nick-name of ladies' man David Milford (George Hamilton) was "the biggest stud in New York". See more »

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January: I didn't know men used hairspray.
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Referenced in The Rockford Files: The No-Cut Contract (1976) See more »

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All The Way
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Sammy Cahn and 'Jimmy van Heusen' (as James Van Heusen)
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Tacky decadence...
25 August 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Why are all these Jacqueline Susann soap operas--targeted, ostensibly, at frustrated women--directed by men? Guy Green helms this thing like a farmer driving along in his rusty tractor, and screenwriter Julius J. Epstein dispatches his characters with the careless pen of a hack talent only interested in collecting his paycheck. Deborah Raffin, a painfully-thin, vanilla-flavored virgin with flaxen hair, seems to be saving herself for her chummy papa (Kirk Douglas, looking a little embarrassed); when Dad marries a tough cookie (and part-time lesbian), Raffin finds a hollowed-out older man to care for (David Janssen, also looking embarrassed). Raffin's gal-pal, horny magazine editor Brenda Vaccaro (who in real-life was dating Kirk's son, Michael), has the best lines and received an Oscar nomination, but the movie just doesn't move. It dawdles along looking an awful lot like a tacky magazine spread for old lady jewelry. When Epstein gets tired of a character (or two, as with Douglas and Alexis Smith), he throws in a plot-twist, unconcerned with the ridiculousness of the results. His facetious ending, accented with cooing chorus, makes the whole thing seem like a pointless potboiler. ** from ****


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