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
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Henry Limpet, after falling into the ocean and become a fish, done 37 thrums or shout of noise, as in fear or shock, that lead to Nazi's hitting themselves. There were 37 thrums, total. 10 to 15 thrums were heard twice or three times, but there were 37 thrums, done in the movie. And 2 more thrums were added in the movie's closing credits, totaling 39 thrums. See more
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
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 Green Acres: Das Lumpen
Hail To Henry Limpet
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson See more