Once Upon a Time

1944, Fantasy, 1h 29m

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With the war overseas, Broadway producer Jerry Flynn (Cary Grant) is constantly on the hunt for the next big thing that will keep the people entertained -- as well as his profits up -- but he's not finding much success. In desperate need to turn his fortune around, Flynn ventures into the streets, where he meets a young boy, Pinky Thompson (Ted Donaldson), the proud owner of a dancing caterpillar. Realizing the little critter could be a big ticket, Flynn begins publicizing the new act.

Cast & Crew

Cary Grant
Jerry Flynn
Janet Blair
Jeannie Thompson
Ted Donaldson
Arthur "Pinky" Thompson
James Gleason
McGillicuddy, aka The Moke
Art Baker
Gabriel Heatter
Edward Gargan
Cop Outside Flynn Theater
Cliff Clark
Radio Car Cop
Emory Parnell
Radio Cart Cop
Torben Meyer
Hotel Manager
William Austin
Assistant Hotel Manager
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  • Sep 05, 2010
    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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 30, 2008
    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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