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Once Upon a Time (1944)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  29 June 1944 (USA)
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A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar.

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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Fantasy

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29 June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alexander Hall's Once Upon a Time  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

Connections

Version of Sametka (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Played often throughout the film
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Fun, memorable film. Feel good when you leave theatre
26 May 2000 | by (Wichita, KS) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this film for many years, but remember the dancing caterpillar, and Cary Grant's great part. Had difficulty remembering the title, until IMDB came along. Will search for a video of this film. Should be great for my grandkids. Amazing how some movies stick in your memory, and others are gone forever. Bob W.


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