Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and lays it on pretty thick. If Henry could have one thing it would be to become a fish. While on a visit to Coney Island, Henry falls into the water and miraculously gets his wish. Now a fish, he makes friends, Ladyfish and Crabby the hermit crab and loves his new life. He also uses his abilities to help the US Navy locate and sink Nazi U-Boats, forcing the Germans to create a new weapon to deal with the Allies secret weapon. When years later the Navy finds intelligent activity among dolphins, they may also know who is teaching them. Written by
Now he takes his place with America's greatest naval heroes! The incredible story of Henry Limpet, America's deadliest secret weapon! Now you will know all!
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Did You Know?
Although Bill Tytla
was credited as the supervising animation director, a combination of health issues and disagreements with producer John C. Rose
led to Robert McKimson
taking over most of the animation directing duties early in production. See more
When George does not want to go to the lecture he says that he has a weak heart, and then he puts his hand over the right side of his chest. See more
Henry, am I the widow of a man or the wife of a fish?
Well, let's be logical, Bessie. You can't very well keep me in the bathtub, can you?
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I Wish I Were a Fish
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson See more