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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The ship launch shown at the start of the movie is stock footage of the SS Fred Morris going down the slipway on 2 November 1940 (in New Jesey, not Brooklyn); the ship was later acquired by the US Navy to become USS Otus and received one battle star for service in World War II. See more
When Henry's wife and friend are trying to save him, several people have gathered to watch the action. A young woman in this small crowd has a 1960s "flip" hairdo, yet it had been established earlier that the story takes place during World War II. See more
Say listen, I have an idea. Why don't we all go over to the university tomorrow for Professor Hoffmeyer's lecture!
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.
Uh, I'll just pass on that action Henry, I got a weak heart.
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Referenced in Green Acres: Das Lumpen
Hail To Henry Limpet
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson See more