Just This Once (film)
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Just This Once Film
Just This Once
Janet Leigh, Peter Lawford, & Richard Anderson in Just This Once (1952).jpg
Directed by Don Weis
Produced by Henry Berman
Written by Sidney Sheldon
Story by Max Trell
Starring Janet Leigh
Peter Lawford
Lewis Stone
Music by David Rose
Cinematography Ray June
Edited by Fredrick Y. Smith
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $547,000[1]
Box office $1.059,000[1]

Just This Once is a 1952 romantic comedy film with Peter Lawford and Janet Leigh.


Mark MacLene IV is a millionaire playboy. He is totally irresponsible with his money, piling up $5 million in debts. Judge Coulter, executor of his estate, puts Mark's finances in the hands of a penny-pinching lawyer, Lucy Duncan.

Mark is aghast when Lucy puts him on a $50-a-week allowance. He still extravagantly tips a busboy $10 after a 50-cent lunch or charters a plane to fly off to Paris without a thought as to his financial situation. Lucy shuts off his access to funds, causing an angry Mark to barge into her personal life, moving into her apartment and upsetting her routine. She wants to quit, but Coulter doubles her pay.

Lucy has a fiance, Tom Winters, who has held off on proposing marriage until he can afford it. Mark owns a construction company where Tom works, so secretly he plots to get Tom a huge raise. Lucy sees through the ruse. But when she learns Mark also has offered his yacht for their honeymoon, she begins to see a different side to him.

Now in love, Mark and Lucy must hold off making plans for the future because the Naval Reserve has called him to active duty. Lucy fears for his safety, but Mark says he's going to Washington, D.C., and a desk job, in charge of Navy expenditures.



According to MGM records the film earned $707,000 in the US and Canada and $352,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $89,000.[1]

Comic book adaptation


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ "Movie Love #14". Grand Comics Database. 

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