One Last Fling

One Last Fling is a 1949 American comedy film directed by Peter Godfrey and written by Richard Flournoy and William Sackheim. The film stars Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Douglas Kennedy, Ann Doran, Ransom M. Sherman and Veda Ann Borg. The film was released by Warner Bros. on June 30, 1949.[2][3]

One Last Fling
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPeter Godfrey
Produced bySaul Elkins
Screenplay byRichard Flournoy
William Sackheim
Story byHerbert Clyde Lewis
StarringAlexis Smith
Zachary Scott
Douglas Kennedy
Ann Doran
Ransom M. Sherman
Veda Ann Borg
Music byDavid Buttolph
CinematographyCarl E. Guthrie
Edited byFrederick Richards
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • June 30, 1949 (1949-06-30)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$412,000[1]


Olivia Pearce ran her husband Larry's music store in New York while he was off to war. Now he's home and needs someone to head his sales department, but decides to hire his uncle's secretary, Gaye Winston, instead of his wife.

A misunderstanding occurs wherein Olivia believes the job is hers. Larry, painted in a corner, gives it to her. He goes to lunch with Gaye to explain. Olivia, at another table in the restaurant, spots her husband with a woman. She claims not to be jealous, telling her lunch companion Vera that the only woman Larry ever sounded interested in was one he knew a long time ago, a Gaye Winston.

Vic Lardner bursts into the restaurant, accusing Larry of stealing his wife. It turns out Gaye and Vic are married. Olivia, seeing this scene from across the room, packs Larry's bags at home and demands a divorce. When he explains about wanting Gaye to have the job, Olivia is even more offended. Out he goes.

Some time later, Larry and Vic bump into each other in a bar. They settle their differences after Vic says he and Gaye have reconciled. Larry decides to do likewise with Olivia, but months go by as they keep missing each other. It still all turns out happily in the end.



According to Warner Bros the film earned $362,000 domestically and $50,000 foreign.[1]


  1. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 29 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. "One Last Fling (1949) - Overview". 1949-06-30. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  3. H. H. T. (1949-07-01). "Movie Review - One Last Fling - At the Palace". Retrieved 2015-06-21.
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