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The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 28 March 1964 (USA)
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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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 Crusty 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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Trivia

The ship launch shown at the start of the movie is stock footage of the SS Fred Morris going down the slipway on 2 November 1940 (in New Jesey, not Brooklyn); the ship was later acquired by the US Navy to become USS Otus and received one battle star for service in World War II. See more »

Goofs

When Henry first encounters the destroyer, the number is 752. DD-752 is the U.S.S. Alfred A. Cunningham. Construction was not started on the Cunningham until February 23, 1944, and wasn't launched until August 3, 1944, two and a half years after the time frame of the movie (just after Dec. 7, 1941). See more »

Quotes

Bessie Limpet: Henry, am I the widow of a man or the wife of a fish?
Henry Limpet: Well, let's be logical, Bessie. You can't very well keep me in the bathtub, can you?
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Referenced in Good Eats: Roll Call (2011) 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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