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Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough

A film that has Kirk Douglas exclaim 'You just cut my balls off in front of my daughter,' that feels moved to rattle such skeletons in the cupboard as impotence and artificial insemination, that has its central character called January because (in the words of her father) 'she was born on New Year's Day and I swore I'd give her the world,' and that bothers to incorporate into the plot a minor-league astronaut with an 'aw shucks' attitude to his job. Once Is Not Enough brings Jacqueline Susann's's characteristically unshadowed world of wealth and deodorised amorality to the screen with all the ringing confidence of a sanitary towel commercial. Green's direction is highly professional, and the overall slickness is fascinatingly allowed to lie like the very thinnest of veneers over absolutely nothing.

Release details

Duration: 122 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Guy Green
Screenwriter: Julius J Epstein
Cast: Gary Conway
Deborah Raffin
Melina Mercouri
Brenda Vaccaro
George Hamilton
Alexis Smith
David Janssen
Kirk Douglas
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