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Once Upon a Time (aka: My Client Curly)

-- Synopsis: Smalltime crook and once-hot Broadway producer Jerry Flynn (Carey Grant) is desperately searching for a new act to promote in order to save him from ruin, so along comes Curly which is a dancing worm!!! ...or is it a dancing caterpillar that dances to " Yes Sir, That's My Baby." Anyway, this young orphan boy thinks his " pet" can save the day and so does Flynn who makes the worm a media sensation and becomes a substitute father for the boy. Flynn promises the boy he will never sell the worm, but greed has a way of changing things or does it?. It is an innocent, naive little story that is really very good for the entire family.

* Has some Singing and dancing. In the undeleted scene George Tyne does a Jitterbug.


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More Film Information below





1944 Columbia / Tri-Star Alexander Hall


Country Made:



89 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

George Tyne Jitterbug ok

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Barbara Pepper Morris Stoloff (musical director) Cary Grant (Jerry Flynn)
George Tyne (Jitterbug)   Eddie Acuff
June Millarde   James Gleason (The Moke)  
Marilyn Johnson   Janet Blair (Jeannie Thompson)
Sybil Merritt   Ted Donaldson (Arthur 'Pinky' Thompson)  
Thelma Joel   William Demarest (Brandt) 
Vi Athens    

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Yes Sir, That's My Baby Janet Blair n/a

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