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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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Harlock
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Admiral P.P. Spewter
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Nazi Admiral (as Oscar Beregi)
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Fleet Admiral
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Paul Frees ...
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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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The premiere was shown in a huge underwater theater at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida. See more »

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Right at the start, the admiral and lieutenant are striding purposefully through the corridors of the Pentagon. The second set of doors they pass through is marked "Restricted Area" & "Secret". The doors are opened by two marines to reveal a long lighted corridor; this is shown to be a painting as the officers walk through the doorway but then go left instead of straight on; as the doors close behind them, the whole corridor dims briefly as they walk in front of a light. See more »

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[Crusty and Limpet are swimming around a sunken ship]
Crusty: No wonder this thing died! Look at all the stuff it ate!
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Referenced in The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! (2010) See more »

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I Wish I Were a Fish
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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I would highly recommend this film for children.
25 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was a child, maybe 3 or 4 years old. It made such a big impression on me that I have thought about it off and on for my entire adult life, but couldn't remember the movie's name. For Christmas this year, out of the blue, my mother gave me the DVD as a present. She told me that she knew I would like it because it affected me so much. This movie made me cry even as an adult.

I would highly recommend that children see this movie, at any age. It has a strong message about believing in one's self and one's abilities.

Don Knotts was a very gifted actor, and now that he has passed away, I think people should reflect on his career and his genius.


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