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Once Upon a Time (1944)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  29 June 1944 (USA)
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Smalltime crookster and showman Jerry Flynn is desperately searching for a new act to promote in order to save him from ruin. He meets a boy on the street who claims to have a dancing ... See full summary »

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Ted Donaldson ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ...
Shipyard Worker (scenes deleted)
Kirk Alyn ...
Attendant (scenes deleted)
Lionel Braham ...
Weightlifter (scenes deleted)
George Bruggeman ...
Trapeze Artist (scenes deleted)
Leonard Carey ...
English Bobby (scenes deleted)
Lane Chandler ...
Doorman (scenes deleted)
Bill Chaney ...
Call Boy (scenes deleted)
Charles Coleman ...
English Bobby (scenes deleted)
Jeff Donnell ...
Girl from Brooklyn (scenes deleted)
George Eldredge ...
Man (scenes deleted)
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Smalltime crookster and showman Jerry Flynn is desperately searching for a new act to promote in order to save him from ruin. He meets a boy on the street who claims to have a dancing caterpillar called Curly. Flynn seizes the opportunity for fame and fortune at Curly's expense. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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29 June 1944 (USA)  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 4, 1945 with Ted Donaldson reprising his film role. See more »

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Version of Sametka (1967) See more »

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Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Played often throughout the film
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A dancing caterpillar! Really?
30 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Undoubtedly one of his worst films this deservedly obscure Cary Grant film is a paper thin and borderline idiotic story about a dancing caterpillar! The lead kid could not be more noxious and Grant gives a remarkably arch performance, mugging shamelessly. He must have realized what a dog this was, forced to do it under contract and figured that over reacting and turning on the goo might save this dreck. Janet Blair is incredibly lovely but given very little to do. Two wonderful character actors, James Gleason and William Demarest are likewise wasted and stuck in this disaster. All stars have dogs in their credits list and this one is right next to The Pride and the Passion for Cary.


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