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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
Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
Nazi Admiral (as Oscar Beregi)
Charles Meredith ...
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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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 »

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When Capt. Harlock reports to Adm. Spewter after Henry volunteers his services to the Navy, Spewter says "I'm going to have a hard enough time explaining this to the Pentagon." Henry volunteered shortly after hearing the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. The Pentagon was still under construction at that time. See more »

Quotes

Henry Limpet: I wish, I wish I were a fish.
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Film ends with: THE END ? See more »


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Hail To Henry Limpet
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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One Of My All Time Favorites...
25 February 2006 | by (Hayward, California USA) – See all my reviews

The Incredible Mr. Limpet has always been a long time favorite movie of mine, the first movie I remember as a child.

From start to finish, the message of this movie, the music, and the superb comedy of Don Knotts makes this such a treat to watch.

The innovative use of live action and animation still holds up great today.

I just found out that Don Knotts passed away last night. I will forever miss him, and always remember him for his wonderful portrayal as Henry Limpet.

Go get this movie on DVD, you will not be disappointed.

Rest in Peace Don Knotts.

Larry Lee Moniz


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