Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Cary Grant
Director: Alexander Hall Cast: Cary Grant
Cary Grant
, Janet Blair
Janet Blair
, James Gleason
James Gleason
Alexander Hall

DVD (Subtitled)

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Based on Norman Corwin's satirical radio play My Client Curley, Once Upon a Time is an engaging bit of whimsy, completely dominated by the personality of star Cary Grant. It all begins when fly-by-night Broadway producer Jerry Flynn (Grant) learns of a trained caterpillar (!) that dances to the tune of "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby." In short order, Jerry has promoted Curly the Caterpillar to international stardom-and in the process he alienates both Pinky Thompson (Ted Donaldson), the impressionable 9-year-old who owns Curley, and Pinky's attractive older sister Jeanne (Janet Blair). Eventually, Flynn comes to his senses and regains his essential decency-though it's too late to continue capitalizing on Curley, who has turned into a non-dancing butterfly! Full of delightful contemporary references and "cameo appearances" by such celebrities as producer Walt Disney and radio commentator Gabriel Heatter (both played by uncredited impressionists), Once Upon a Time proved an agreeable diversion for wartime audiences.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2016
UPC: 0043396484405
Original Release: 1944
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 45,660

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant Jerry Flynn
Janet Blair Jeannie Thompson
James Gleason "The Moke"
Ted Donaldson Pinky Thompson
Howard Freeman McKenzie
William Demarest Brandt
Art Baker Gabriel Heatter
Paul Stanton Dunhill
Mickey McGuire Fatso
Eddie Acuff Shipyard Worker
Iris Adrian Girl
Murray Alper Soldier
Kirk Alyn Attendant
George Anderson Actor
Henry Armetta Barber
Vi Athens Actor
William Austin Assistant Hotel Manager
Don Barclay Actor
Charley Bates Actor
Billy Bevan Cop
Lionel Braham Weight Lifter
Lloyd Bridges Captain
Lucille Browne Miss Flemmin
Eddie Bruce Clerk
George Bruggeman Trapeze Artist
Leonard Carey English Bobbie
Lane Chandler Doorman
Bill Chaney Actor
Cliff Clark Actor
Charles Coleman Actor
Mary Currier Secretary
George Davis Waiter
Pedro de Cordoba Actor
Vernon Dent Business Man
John Dilson Actor
Jeff Donnell Brooklyn Girl
Pauline Drake Telephone Operator
Tom Dugan Police Announcer
George Eldredge Actor
Fern Emmett Teacher Type
Walter Fenner Walt Disney Double
Mary Field Actor
Clyde Fillmore FBI Executive
James Flavin Actor
Almeda Fowler Actor
Edward Gargan Actor
Vaughan Glaser Actor
Richard H. Gordon Actor
William Gould Editor
Gary Gray Actor
Harrison Greene Actor
Joseph J. Greene Rajah Pirate
Eula Guy Actor
Frank S. Hagney Assistant Cyclist
Eddie Hall Bike Rider
Esther Howard Actor
Frederic Howard Photographer
Marilyn Johnson Actor
Erwin Kalser Scientist
John Kelly Truckman
Phyllis Kennedy Actor
Tom Kennedy Actor
Nolan Leary Elevator Man
Grace Lenard Actor
Anne Loos Actor
Robert Lowell Lieutenant
Alex Melesh Actor
Sybil Merritt Actor
Torben Meyer Hotel Manager
Ida Moore Gossipy Woman
George Neise Actor
Jack Norton Customer
Spec O'Donnell Actor
Garry Owen Mug
Emory Parnell Radio Cop
Barbara Pepper Taxi Girl
Cyril Ring Man
Ronnie Rondell Actor
Christian Rub Janitor
Sid Saylor Shipyard Worker
Harry Strang Actor
Robert Tafur Gaucho
Ray Teal Actor
George Tyne Jitterbug
John Tyrrell Usher
Gary Bruce Technical Sergeant
Ruth Warren Fatso's Mother
Pierre Watkin Radio Stage Manager
Cecil Weston Bits
Robert B. Williams Stage Manager
John Abbott Reporter
Charles Arnt Reporter
Ian Wolfe Reporter
Jack Lee Reporter
Thelma Joel Chorus Girl
Norval Mitchell Masseur
Walter Pietila Actor
Lawrence Lathrop Call Boy
William Yip Actor

Technical Credits
Alexander Hall Director
Lionel Banks Art Director
Norman Corwin Original Story
Walter Donaldson Songwriter
Louis Edelman Producer
Irving Fineman Screenwriter
Gene Havlick Editor
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
Edward C. Jewell Art Director
Lewis Meltzer Screenwriter
Franz Planer Cinematographer
Robert Priestley Set Decoration/Design
Oscar Saul Screenwriter
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Once Upon a Time
1. Chapter 1 [10:14]
2. Chapter 2 [9:41]
3. Chapter 3 [10:12]
4. Chapter 4 [9:41]
5. Chapter 5 [10:10]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:06]
8. Chapter 8 [9:55]
9. Chapter 9 [8:26]

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