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The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

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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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Harlock
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Admiral P.P. Spewter
Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
Nazi Admiral (as Oscar Beregi)
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Fleet Admiral
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Ladyfish (voice)
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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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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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28 March 1964 (USA)  »

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Be Careful How You Wish  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Henry Limpet: Do you suppose that we could just be more or less friends?
Ladyfish: Friends? But wouldn't that be more or less nothing, Limpet?
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Crazy Credits

Film ends with: THE END ? See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Mr. Limpet March (Super Doodle Dandy)
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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