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
GLUB! The Face That Launched A Thousand Torpedoes!
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The United States Destroyer used in the film was the USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752) which was commissioned on Thursday, November 23rd, 1944. It served in World War II and the Korean War before being decommissioned in 1971. It was sunk as a target in 1979. See more
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
Doesn't it kind of give you a thrill of hope, George?
Hope for what, Henry?
Well, with the war in Europe and new weapons being invented all the time, why, what if men were actually foolish enough to destroy themselves completely? Then, you see, the fish in the ocean would develop into a new race of men, and, well, this time they might turn out better, you see?
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Referenced in Pie Heaven
Hail To Henry Limpet
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson See more