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As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in ... See full summary »

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Irene Hervey ...
Mrs. Polly Peabody
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Cathy Livingston
Clinton Sundberg ...
Mike Fitzgerald
Art Smith ...
Dr. Harvey
Hugh French ...
Major Hadley
Lumsden Hare ...
Col. Mandrake
Frederick Clarke ...
Basil (as Fred Clark)
James Logan ...
Lieutenant
Mary Field ...
Wee Shop Clerk
Beatrice Roberts ...
Mother
Cynthia Corley ...
Nurse
Tom Stevenson ...
Charlie - Waiter
Mary Somerville ...
Lady Trebshaw
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As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in the vicinity, he catches...a mermaid. He takes her home and, though she has no spoken language, falls in love with her. Of course, his wife won't believe that thing in the bathtub is anything but a large fish. Predictable complications follow in rather tame fashion. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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16 April 1949 (Sweden)  »

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A Sereia dos Meus Sonhos  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 6, 1948 with William Powell reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

In the underwater fight scene, one shot shows that the fishtail costume had clearly separated from Lenore's back. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: William Powell (1961) See more »

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THE CARIBEES
by Robert Emmett Dolan and Johnny Mercer
Sung by Andrea King (uncredited)
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A hidden classic that deserves to be on DVD.
17 December 2004 | by (Leominster Mass USA) – See all my reviews

Funny. Thoughtful. Great script. Incredible dialog. Wonderfully cast.

You might guess that I like this film. William Powell has never been as warm and funny. Ann Blyth is every man's unattainable beauty. And Nunnally Johnson has never written a better script. This is high comedy with a heart.

I cannot imagine a more perfect cast. Even the minor roles hold their own.

There are many movies we see when young that don't hold up as well as we get older. This one gets even better. If you can't find a copy of it, then petition AMC or TCM to broadcast it. You won't be sorry you did.


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