My One And Only

Synopsis: After leaving her philandering husband, an elegant socialite takes her two sons on a road trip across America in search of a better life.
Director(s): Richard Loncraine
Production: Freestyle Releasing
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min


Well, I'm packin' my grip

Think I'll take a trip

Think I'll leave today

No, I'd better stay

Well, oh, well, oh, well

oh, well, oh, well, oh, well

[Man On Radio] All of you listening

to me out there realizes that...

Communism is the avowed enemy

of the free world.

- [Explosion]

- [Continues]

Today, fourth June, 1953,

at the Nevada test site...

a thermonuclear device was...

Well, oh, well, oh, well

oh, well, oh, well, oh, well

Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well

Goin' to stay right here

[Man #2 On Radio]

A solid marriage is one of the most...

wonderful things in the world.

My gal won't wait for me

[Chorus Singing Jingle]

Drink Bubble Up, Bubble Up

Kiss of lemon

Kiss of lime

[Man #3 On Radio] And now, my friends,

a new hit record among my souvenirs...

backed with "God Bless America"

by Connie Francis.

White Rain

White Rain shampoo tonight

Tomorrow, your hair

sunshine bright

- [Static]

- [Woman]

A new love for you


I can save you money, here's a tip

So many ways to use me and free



From kids to dad and mother

The family all approved


To dad's delight the price is right

For the newest Easter shoes


Refinery fresh to each station every day

Higher octane for power

the Oklahoma way with


I said Oklahoma

The best gasoline you can buy


It's time to wake up, it's time to go

It's time to get rolling

It's time for the show


Keep your eye up high


Keep your ear to the ground

- [Continues]

- [Man] Hey, kid.

Don't touch the car, will ya?

[Boy Narrating] If I'd walked out

of the showroom right then...

none of this would've happened.

You should be in school. Scram.

But I didn't leave,

and nothing was the same after that.

How much is this one?

This one?

About 50 more years on your paper route,

sonny. That's how much.

And that works out to...

Now, beat it!

I presume you'd consider

lowering the price if I paid you in cash.

The money's legitimate, gentlemen.

- You heard him. Keep out of this.

- Oh, right.

Kid might've murdered his parents.

- But to Mickey, a sale's a sale.

- Will you both shut up.


You got five minutes to explain

before I call the cops, kid.

My name is George Devereaux.

I'm 15.

I live on the Upper West Side

with my parents and my half brother.

This afternoon, my mother returned home

a day early from a trip to the shore.

Mrs. Devereaux. We weren't

expecting you until tomorrow.

A lady should never do

what anyone expects of her, Henry.

[George Narrating] My parents'

marriage is not what you'd call seamless.

[Elevator Bell Dings]

Holy sh*t.



My father's a band leader.

Normally, he's better dressed than this.

His stage name is Dan Devereaux.

You might've heard of him.

Although his real name is Dan Hamilton.

He's from Paris, Texas...

- not Paris, France.

- [Singing, Indistinct]

He made a lot of money

off a song he wrote called...

My one and only

The only thing louder

than its arrangement is its irony.

My father is an artist...

with all the strengths

and weaknesses that implies.

- [Knocking On Door]

- [Man] Dan, two-minute call.

- Comin'.

- As much as my father's life...

relies upon improvisation...

my mother's life is guided

by a large number of aphorisms.


Like, for example...

[Mrs. Devereaux]

What you do while you're in a room...

- You don't wanna go in there.

- is never as important as how

you enter or leave it.

- [Screams]

- Please. Don't get up.

- This isn't what it looks like.

- Really? Well, what does it look like, child?

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