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Flirtatious mermaid Miranda swaps places with a schoolteacher who has gone on holiday. All is well until she falls in love with a human.

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Caroline Trewella / Miranda Trewella
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Jeff Saunders
Anne Crawford ...
Barbara Davenport
Margaret Rutherford ...
Nurse Carey
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Berengaria
Nicholas Phipps ...
Col. Barclay Sutton
Peter Martyn ...
Ronald Baker
Noel Purcell ...
Percy
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. Forster
Judith Furse ...
Viola
Irene Handl ...
Mme. Blanche
David Hurst ...
Signor Mantalini
Martin Miller ...
Dr. Fergus
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Gymnastics school teacher Caroline Trewella inherits a house on the Cornwall coast. In the basement/smuggler's cave, she discovers mermaid Miranda. The young women share a common ancestor and are remarkably alike in looks. While Caroline is away on a bicycling tour, Miranda has fun taking her place on land. With the help of her friend Nurse Carey, Miranda feigns an injury that keeps her wheelchair-bound... or more often needing to be carried by a man. And the ever flirtatious Miranda certainly knows how to attract all the men of the village! Written by L. Hamre

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Folle des hommes  »

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A Mermaid Story for the Whole Family
21 May 2007 | by (Virginia, U.S.) – See all my reviews

For a movie about a mermaid, the special effects are quite basic. All to the better though, really, since it allows the writers to concentrate on their spiffy, silly dialog. The viewer is never made to feel too uncomfortable over the possibility that the mermaid will get caught in her disguise. Any such threatening moments would be pointlessly manipulative of the audience anyway, this being an obvious fantasy flick, so why not just have a good time, right? Where the movie fails to ignite is in the dated chick-flickian rather-fall-in-love-with-a-good-looking-guy drill. It's monochromatic and not terribly involving (so the ending's a bit ho-hum), but it does make way for good, direct, innocent -- and occasionally spicy -- remarks from the mermaid. Watch for great facial expressions from Margaret Rutherford, the nurse, and a good physical workout for the old gal as well!


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