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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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fish | u.s. navy | nazi | german | u boat | See more »

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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

Elizabeth MacRae who provided the voice for Ladyfish portrayed Gomer Pyle's girlfriend on Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) which starred Jim Nabors who started out on The Andy Griffith Show (1960) as did Don Knotts who voiced, the United States Navy's top secret talking fish, "The Incredible Mr. Limpet". See more »

Goofs

(at around 10 mins) The shot of the people on the yacht is first played in reverse, then after the guy taps on the paper, it plays forward. You'll notice the people in the background on the right (behind the blonde in the red top) first walking backwards, then after the paper tapping, they're walking forward. 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 »

Connections

Remade as The Incredible Mr. Limpet See more »

Soundtracks

Hail To Henry Limpet
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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It is one of those movies that will live on for a long time.
8 July 2004 | by (Columbus, Montana) – See all my reviews

It is a simplistic movie with a kid like charm. But maybe thats its strength. With sooo many movies today exhibiting violence, murder, rape, incest, hatred, etc. when it has to do with families and kids and the studios appearing to forget about movies with a REAL warmth about them (unless it is "politically correct" warmth), i.e. - TOO MANY movies today rewrite history like the Disney animated movies of today to make sure the "harmed parties" are put in a good light and others are put in a "bad light" it is always nice to see a movie that doesn't put on any airs to be genuine.

Don Knotts is a comedic genius and there are NONE like him in Hollywood today. It is sad to say that it appears Hollywood has forgotten what really entertains people, they seem to be focused upon what is sensational and appeals to the lowest form of human attention, meaning death, blood and violence and forgetting about the warmth and love of the past. For this reason this movie is a fantasy that will live forever.


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