CTHV Press Release: Cary Grant's "Once Upon A Time"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Silver Screen Icon Cary Grant Stars in the Family Film

    Once Upon a Time
    This Heart-warming Fantasy Makes Its Home
    Entertainment Debut on DVD February 25.

    * * * * Culver City, Ca. (1/7/03) *Cary Grant, one of film's most
    popular actors, stars in
    the fantasy film Once Upon a Time, a film never before released to the
    home entertainment
    market until now. The comedy debuts on DVD February 25, from Columbia
    TriStar Home
    Entertainment. *The film *which focuses on the exploits of a dancing
    caterpillar, also stars
    Janet Blair, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson, Howard Freeman and William

    * * * * Grant plays Jerry Flynn, a slick showman and Broadway producer,
    who is anxious to
    recapture the magic and reclaim audience after a series of costly flops..
    Outside his theatre
    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
    dance to "Yes Sir, That's My Baby." Word soon spreads about this
    amazingly talented
    hoofer and the caterpillar becomes a symbol of hope for wartime America..
    Offers are soon
    pouring in to capitalize on this sensational insect. *Will Curly go
    Hollywood? *Or will Flynn's
    get-richer quick scheme go to the bugs? Once Upon a Time is a furry
    fairy tale that's fun for
    the whole family!

    * * * * Directed by Alexander Hall. Produced by Louis F. Edelman.
    Written by Norman Corwin
    and Irving Fineman. *Initial theatrical release: 1944


    * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
    * * * * Remastered in High Definition
    * * * * Full Screen Presentation
    * * * * Audio: English
    * * * * Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Korean
    * * * * Bonus Trailers
    * * * * Interactive Menu
    * * * * Scene Selections

    Not Rated
    Black and White
    Running Time: 89 Minutes
    Close Captioned
    DVD Cat # 05289
    UPC Code: #0-43396-5289-5
    Order date: *1/23/03
    DVD SLP: $29.95
  2. Douglas R

    Douglas R Cinematographer

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    Good to see that Columbia are releasing this rarely seen film. I've seen most of Cary Grant's films but this one has completely eluded me and I don't recall it ever being on TV.

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