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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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George Stickel
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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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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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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

Although Bill Tytla was credited as the supervising animation director, a combination of health issues and disagreements with producer John C. Rose led to Robert McKimson taking over most of the animation directing duties early in production. See more »

Goofs

As the German U-boats are intercepting the US convoy, the lead U-boat's propellers are not spinning. See more »

Quotes

Fleet Admiral: Harlock, you've either been drinking or you're suffering from severe combat fatigue.
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Film ends with: THE END ? See more »

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Referenced in Pie Heaven (2012) See more »

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Hail To Henry Limpet
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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a wish come true!
22 January 2004 | by (Matango Island West) – See all my reviews

This film holds universal appeal for people who dream of one day turning into fish. Henry Limpet is one of these people, and the dream comes true suddenly when he falls off the pier at Coney Island. From this point Henry finds his destiny, finding true love and working for the US Navy to help defeat the Nazis. Sort of a piscatorial Walter Mitty tale, with a very happy ending. Recommended also because it affords viewers the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Don Knotts serenading a goldfish.


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