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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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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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 »

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

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Referenced in Red Dwarf: Better Than Life (1988) See more »

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Miranda
Sung by Jean Sablon
Music by Peter Hart
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
Arranged by Paul Baron
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memorably warm and adorable
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like so many other people who have commented, I saw this film as a very young boy on television and was mesmerized by it.

So taken with it that I followed Miss Johns career and was amply rewarded. She's always been a delight..and not to forget that she was the original cast member to sing "Send in the Clowns". Margaret Rutherford also sticks in my memory as the hilarious nurse. When I saw the Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah film many years later, I immediately was drawn back in time and remembered a much more delicate, sweet film as this one is.

Please....please....release this movie on DVD??


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