One Last Fling (1949)

64 mins | Romantic comedy | 6 August 1949

Director:

Peter Godfrey

Producer:

Saul Elkins

Cinematographer:

Carl Guthrie

Production Designer:

John Hughes

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to a 10 Dec 1946 LAEx news item, Errol Flynn was first slated to star in the film. A 4 Feb 1948 LAT news item announced that Alan Hale was to act in the film. Jim Backus made his screen debut in the ... More Less

According to a 10 Dec 1946 LAEx news item, Errol Flynn was first slated to star in the film. A 4 Feb 1948 LAT news item announced that Alan Hale was to act in the film. Jim Backus made his screen debut in the production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
9 Jul 1949.
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Daily Variety
30 Jun 49
p. 3.
Film Daily
13 Jul 49
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
13 Feb 48
p. 13.
Hollywood Reporter
20 Feb 48
p. 22.
Hollywood Reporter
30 Jun 49
p. 3, 11
Los Angeles Examiner
10 Dec 1946.
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Los Angeles Times
4 Feb 1948.
---
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
9 Jul 49
p. 4673.
New York Times
1 Jul 49
p. 14.
Variety
6 Jul 49
p. 9.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Warner Bros.--First National Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Based on a story by
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Alexis Smith's ward
MUSIC
Orch arr
SOUND
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 August 1949
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 30 June 1949
Production Date:
began early February 1948
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 August 1949
Copyright Number:
LP2453
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64
Country:
United States
PCA No:
13034
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

New York housewife Olivia Pearce is completely bored and wants to return to work, but her husband Larry objects, even though she earlier helped him build his music store into one of the biggest in the city and ran it while he was away at war. Later, Larry tells Olivia's uncle, judge Josh Boulton, who is one of the store's investors, that he needs someone to head the sales department and plans to hire Gay Winston, his wartime secretary, an attractive young woman who is recently divorced. When Larry makes the announcement at a sales meeting, salesman Howard Prichard mistakenly assumes that Larry intends to hire Olivia, and says as much when she arrives in the office. Larry then feels compelled to offer her the job, and a delighted Olivia accepts. Later, she has lunch with Vera Thompson and another saleswoman at the same restaurant where Larry is meeting Gay to explain why he can no longer hire her. Olivia feigns disinterest in Larry's lunch date, adding that she has only been jealous once during their marriage--when Larry wrote home constantly about a WAC captain named Gay Winston. Olivia's composure cracks, however, when Gay's ex-husband, Victor Lardner, storms into the restaurant and accuses Larry of stealing Gay's affections. By the time Larry returns home, a jealous Olivia has packed his suitcase. Larry spends the night upstairs at Josh's apartment and the following morning apologizes to Olivia. When Olivia learns that his lunch date was Gay, however, she becomes jealous again. Larry then reveals that he had intended to hire Gay, not Olivia, as the sales manager, and she demands a divorce. ... +


New York housewife Olivia Pearce is completely bored and wants to return to work, but her husband Larry objects, even though she earlier helped him build his music store into one of the biggest in the city and ran it while he was away at war. Later, Larry tells Olivia's uncle, judge Josh Boulton, who is one of the store's investors, that he needs someone to head the sales department and plans to hire Gay Winston, his wartime secretary, an attractive young woman who is recently divorced. When Larry makes the announcement at a sales meeting, salesman Howard Prichard mistakenly assumes that Larry intends to hire Olivia, and says as much when she arrives in the office. Larry then feels compelled to offer her the job, and a delighted Olivia accepts. Later, she has lunch with Vera Thompson and another saleswoman at the same restaurant where Larry is meeting Gay to explain why he can no longer hire her. Olivia feigns disinterest in Larry's lunch date, adding that she has only been jealous once during their marriage--when Larry wrote home constantly about a WAC captain named Gay Winston. Olivia's composure cracks, however, when Gay's ex-husband, Victor Lardner, storms into the restaurant and accuses Larry of stealing Gay's affections. By the time Larry returns home, a jealous Olivia has packed his suitcase. Larry spends the night upstairs at Josh's apartment and the following morning apologizes to Olivia. When Olivia learns that his lunch date was Gay, however, she becomes jealous again. Larry then reveals that he had intended to hire Gay, not Olivia, as the sales manager, and she demands a divorce. One night, a depressed Larry encounters Vic in a bar. At first they do not recognize each other, and when they do, they burst out laughing. When Gay joins them, Vic explains that they are reconciled, and that he has made a resolution never to be jealous or angry again. In the meantime, Olivia has realized how much she loves Larry and rushes to his hotel to tell him. At the same time, Larry, who has decided to resolve his problems with Olivia, goes to her apartment with flowers. Not finding their spouses at home, each assumes that the other is out with someone else. Three months later, Larry stops by Olivia's apartment again. When the lights go out during a snow storm, Larry spends the night, and finally all misunderstandings are cleared up and the two are reconciled. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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