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Academy Award winner Cary Grant (Honorary Award, 1970) is at his suave best as slick showman Jerry Flynn, a Broadway producer anxious to recapture the magic and reclaim the crowds after a set of costly flops. Outside his theater one night, Flynn meets a young boy who just might save the day. Inside a small box the boy shows Flynn his pride and joy: a caterpillar named Curly that dances to "Yes Sir, That's My Baby." Word quickly spreads about the amazingly talented hoofer, and the caterpillar becomes a symbol of hope for wartime America. Soon, offers are pouring in to capitalize on this sensational insect. Will Curly go Hollywood or will Flynn's get-rich-quicker quick scheme go to the bugs? Once Upon a Time is a furry fairy tale that's fun for the whole family.

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  1. Alexander Hall


  2. Oscar Saul


  3. Lewis Meltzer


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  1. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant

    Jerry Flynn

  2. Janet Blair

    Janet Blair

    Jeannie Thompson

  3. James Gleason

    James Gleason

    McGillicuddy aka The Moke

  4. Ted Donaldson

    Ted Donaldson

    Arthur 'Pinky' Thompson

  5. William Demarest

    William Demarest


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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

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  • June 29, 1944



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