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Once Is Not Enough (1975)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Wayne
Deidre Milford Granger
Tom Colt
David Milford
Gary Conway ...
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Linda Riggs
January Wayne
Lillian Randolph ...
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Mark Roberts ...
John Roper ...
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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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Jacqueline Susann's bold best seller that explored the avenues and darkest alleys of love among the international set. "Once Is Not Enough". See more »


Drama | Romance


R | See all certifications »




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20 June 1975 (USA)  »

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Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough  »

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Did You Know?


The character of January Wayne (Deborah Raffin in this filmed Jacqueline Susann adaptation is recovering from a near fatal motorcycle accident. The actor Brian Kelly, who had originally been cast as "Robin Stone" in the earlier Susann 1971 adaptation The Love Machine (1971), was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident just prior to shooting and had to withdraw from that movie. See more »


Karla: Incidentally, Dee, the leading men in my pictures would say to me, "You are so beautiful when you are angry!"
[approaches Dee to embrace her from behind]
Karla: I'm sorry I can't say the same for you.
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Referenced in Isn't She Great (2000) See more »


All The Way
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Sammy Cahn and 'Jimmy van Heusen' (as James Van Heusen)
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Once is not Enough!
29 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The daughter (Debra Raffin) of a powerful film mogul is slowly corrupted by her father's (David Jansen) worldly associates. Based on Jacqueline Susann's glittery best seller. Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actress--Brenda Vaccaro. This excellent movie from yesteryear should be put into DVD but it still rare in VHS.I have this movie in my collection and think any collector of this genre would be happy to have it in such a collection. Young Brenda Vacarro is wonderful in this, as is Alexis Smith,Melina Mercouri, Debra Raffin, David Jansen and a host of others. A really must see movie! J Susanne, said to be bi herself, did this portrayal of lesbian love, in the days when it had to be SO hidden. And they go to great lengths to hide it, this couple of middle aged women who seem to really enjoy one another. Be sure to look at my other favorite movies on here.

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