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Once Upon a Time (1944)

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

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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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It's DIFFERENT! It's WHIMSICAL! It's CHUCKLESOME! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Alexander Hall's Once Upon a Time  »

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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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Referenced in Being Ian: Once a Pawn a Time (2005) See more »

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Yes Sir, That's My Baby
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Played often throughout the film
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Great movie for kids.
16 May 2001 | by (Santa Cruz, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is a perfect example of the innocence of children and the rude awakening to reality we all experience. Rather fanciful plot is a wonderful metaphor for life and love. Very heartwarming with a brilliant ending.


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