Anything Once

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Anything Once
Anything Once (1917) - 1.jpg
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Directed by Joe De Grasse
Produced by Jack Weinberg
Written by Izola Forrester
Mann Page
William Parker
Starring Franklyn Farnum
Lon Chaney
Cinematography Jack MacKenzie
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • October 8, 1917 (1917-10-08)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Anything Once is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney.[1] The film was originally to be titled A Fool for Luck, but that was too close to the Essanay Taylor Holmes film released in September 1917 titled Fools for Luck, so the Universal production was changed to Anything Once.[2]


  • Franklyn Farnum as Theodore Crosby
  • Claire Du Brey as Sñorita Dolores
  • Marjory Lawrence as Dorothy Stuart
  • Mary St. John as Mrs. Stuart
  • Sam De Grasse as Sir Mortimer Beggs
  • Lon Chaney as Waught Moore
  • H. M. Thurston as Getting Mohr
  • Raymond Wells as Horned Toad Smith
  • William Dyer as Jethro Quall
  • Frank Tokunaga as Algernon


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Anything Once". Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Corrected Confilcation", Variety, p. 31, 1917-09-21 

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