Once upon a Time (1944)

Once upon a Time

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Movie Info

In this light-hearted fantasy, a struggling theater owner finds hope for salvaging his business when he stumbles across a boy who carries a dancing caterpillar in a box. Unfortunately, his hoped for profits sail right out the window when Mother Nature takes her course. Fortunately, the theater owner finds happiness elsewhere.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Comedy , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Norman Corwin , Irving Fineman , Lewis Meltzer , Oscar Saul
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 25, 2003
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cast


as Pinky Thompson

as Jerry Flynn

as Jeannie Thompson

as "The Moke"

as Gabriel Heatter

as Dunhill

as Radio Cop

as Radio Cop

as Hotel Manager

as Assistant Hotel Mana...

as Elevator Man

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Photographer

as Photographer

as Scientist

as Scientist

as Miss Flemmin

as Secretary

as Secretary

as Business Man

as Business Man

as Business Man

as Business Man

as Assistant Cyclist

as Business Man

as Business Man

as Business Woman

as Photographer

as Stage Manager

as Chorus Girl

as Chorus Girl

as Chorus Girl

as Chorus Girl

as Chorus Girl

as Weight Lifter

as Rajah Pirate

as Soldier

as Truckman

as Truckman

as Radio Stage Manager

as Radio Technician

as Telephone Operator

as Telephone Operator

as Telephone Operator

as Telephone Operator

as Telephone Operator

as Shipyard Worker

as Shipyard Worker

as Police Announcer

as Jitterbug

as Brooklyn Girl

as Teacher Type

as Gossipy Woman

as Taxi Girl

as Taxi Girl

as Chinese Man

as Chinese Man

as Fatso's Mother

as Shipyard Worker

as Shipyard Worker

as English Bobby

as English Bobby

as Trapeze Artist

as Trapeze Artist

as Bike Rider

as FBI Executive

as Attendant

as Walt Disney Double

as Call Boy

as Customer

as Lieutenant

as Lieutenant

as Technical Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Once upon a Time

All Critics (1)

Why any creature, let along a caterpillar, would be able to find any rhythm in Pinky's spastic, asthmatic [harmonica] playing is beyond me.

Full Review… | October 15, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Once upon a Time

½

This kind of reminded me of the dancing frog cartoon from looney tunes, but not as good, I mean it's a caterpillar for goodness sakes! That's just silly. The movie isn't bad otherwise, though, the actors are good, and the story could be really good if not for that silly caterpillar.

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AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

Deservedly obscure Cary Grant film, paper thin and borderline idiotic about a dancing caterpillar! The lead kid could not be more noxious and Grant gives, for him, a remarkably arch performance, mugging shamelessly often. 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.

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jay nixon

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