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Miranda (1948)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance | 24 May 1948 (UK)
A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.

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Storyline

A young married physician out on a fishing holiday ends up being saved by a mermaid, who intends to keep him her prisoner. She then offers to release him if he will take her to see London, which leads to a number of humorous and romantic entanglements as the mermaid entices several unmarried men who live near the physician and his wife. Written by Michael Howe

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Amores de sirena  »

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Trivia

Although based on the play "Miranda: A Comedy in Three Acts" by Peter Blackmore, the story closely resembles "The Sea Lady" by H.G. Wells. See more »

Goofs

Paul is pulled into the sea by Miranda and comes to in an underwater cave. His trousers are rolled up to above the knee and he has a white shirt. He dives into the water to try and escape then gets out. His trousers are now unrolled and his shirt is dark then a few moments later they're back as they were See more »

Quotes

Miranda Trewella: You have the most beautiful knees. What does it feel like to have two legs?
Dr. Paul Martin: Well, I find them quite useful...
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Crazy Credits

As the mermaid's tail disappears below the waves, the credit reads "FIN" See more »

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Referenced in Under Milk Wood (1972) See more »

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Rule, Britannia
Written by James Thomson and Thomas Augustine Arne
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Delightful Magic!!!
4 February 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film as a very young boy, and I've never forgotten the mesmerizing magical effect that it had on me. I also saw "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid", but I think "Miranda" was the better of the two films. Although a black and white production, the "special effects" used for the mermaid's tail are still eerily alive in my mind all these years later. Glynis Johns was really funny as the aquatic sea babe. I fully appreciated the more recent Ron Howard film "Splash", in it's own way. I am not at all sure if "Miranda" inspired this modern story, but it's not important, since both stand on their own humorous cinematic merits. I've been wishing, and praying, and hoping to find "Miranda" in the video classic section of my local film rental establishments for years to no avail. I'm not sure if it is available, but it would be a real kick to see it after all these years!


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