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The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  28 March 1964 (USA)
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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... 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
Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
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 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 garykmcd

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28 March 1964 (USA)  »

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Prior to the film's release, Warner Bros. distributed a promotional short subject to theaters documenting a press junket to Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida where reporters watched a preview of the movie erroneously hailed as "the world's first underwater movie premiere." (The audience sat in a submerged auditorium and watched movie through a glass wall as it was projected on an underwater lagoon screen.) Actually, the same sort of stunt had been staged at least once before, when reporters donned swimming suits and oxygen tanks to view the 1955 Jane Russell movie Underwater! (produced by Howard Hughes) in another Florida lagoon. See more »

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When Henry is dreaming about his military parade a flying wing is shown and is jet propelled. There were no jet propelled flying wings during WWII for the Americans. See more »

Quotes

Henry Limpet: Say listen, I have an idea. Why don't we all go over to the university tomorrow for Professor Hoffmeyer's lecture!
George Stickel: ...Lecture?
Henry Limpet: Yeah, on decapods of the genera padurus! You know George he's eh, he's gonna talk about the eh, mating habits of the shellfish, eh heh heh. It's a little risque, sorta for adults only.
George Stickel: Uh, I'll just pass on that action Henry, I got a weak heart.
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Film ends with: THE END ? See more »


Soundtracks

Hail To Henry Limpet
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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Incredible Mixture of Real-life and Animation
14 December 2000 | by (Hometown China Grove) – See all my reviews

All right, so it isn't Roger Rabbit. We have to remember that this movie was made in 1964. That's over thirty-five years ago! That they were able to create such a mixture of life action and animation at that time is amazing.

This movie, with the exception of the Wizard of Oz, was my childhood favorite. Don Knotts was such a good actor. I loved his work as Barney Fife, and to see him transformed into an animated fish was really neat.

For years, I wanted to get this movie on video, but, for the longest time, was unable to find it. I am very happy that it has been shown on television several times in recent years.

It's a classic.


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