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The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 28 March 1964 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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Bessie Limpet
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George Stickel
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Harlock
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Admiral P.P. Spewter
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Nazi Admiral (as Oscar Beregi)
Charles Meredith ...
Fleet Admiral
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Ladyfish (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Crusty (voice)
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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 Crusty 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 garykmcd

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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! See more »


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Be Careful How You Wish  »

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Trivia

A remake has been long in development. Don Knotts was aware of plans for the remake, which he wrote about in his autobiography. At the time, Jim Carrey was up for the role and Knotts offered his support. Director Kevin Lima was attached with Zach Galifianakis in the lead role, but both soon left the project. The attached director at the moment is Richard Linklater. See more »

Goofs

When Capt. Harlock reports to Adm. Spewter after Henry volunteers his services to the Navy, Spewter says "I'm going to have a hard enough time explaining this to the Pentagon." Henry volunteered shortly after hearing the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. The Pentagon was still under construction at that time. See more »

Quotes

Henry Limpet: I wish, I wish I were a fish.
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Film ends with: THE END ? See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V (1994) See more »

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Be Careful How You Wish
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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Fantastic Movie!
29 August 2001 | by (Lanham, MD, USA) – See all my reviews

I have loved this movie since I was small (I was 4 when it came out). For many years it seemed like it was hardly played on TV, so when I FINALLY found it on video a few years ago, I snatched it up. It has been nice to share my wonder with the movie with my daughter, and since I bought my copy, I've seen it on TV quite a few times.


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