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Jameson Brewer (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
28 March 1964 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Limpet and his sidekick, Crusty the crabby old bachelor See more (35 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Don Knotts ... Henry Limpet

Carole Cook ... Bessie Limpet

Jack Weston ... George Stickel

Andrew Duggan ... Harlock

Larry Keating ... Admiral P.P. Spewter

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

Elizabeth MacRae ... Ladyfish (voice)
Paul Frees ... Crusty (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Adams ... Lieutenant (uncredited)

Leon Alton ... Officer at Fleet Admiral's Meeting (uncredited)
Phil Arnold ... Short Fisherman (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Nazi Officer (uncredited)
Paul Busch ... Sonar Man (uncredited)
Al Checco ... Sailor (uncredited)
Cordy Clark ... Giggling Girl (uncredited)

Roydon Clark ... Sailor (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Passerby / Naval Officer at Meeting (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... Nazi Officer (uncredited)
Harold Dyrenforth ... U-Boat Captain (uncredited)
Louie Elias ... Sailor (uncredited)
Lisabeth Field ... Miss Barnes (uncredited)
Logan Field ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Walter Friedel ... Nazi Officer (uncredited)
Wesley Gale ... Man Staring Into Window (uncredited)
John Hale ... Sailor (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Officer at Fleet Admiral's Briefing (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ... Officer at Fleet Admiral's Briefing (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Naval Officer at Meeting (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Officer at Fleet Admiral's Briefing (uncredited)

Charles Morton ... Boat Captain (uncredited)
Henry Norell ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jack Pepper ... Sport Fishmern (uncredited)
Montie Plyler ... Helmsman (uncredited)
Felix Reinsch ... Submarine Captain (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Passerby (uncredited)
Heinz Sadler ... Sonar Man (uncredited)

Scott Seaton ... Old Man in Shipping Office (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Sailor (uncredited)
John Truax ... Policeman (uncredited)
Edward Wermel ... Scientist (uncredited)
Feridun Çölgeçen ... Scientist (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Lubin 
Writing credits
Jameson Brewer (screenplay) &
John C. Rose (screenplay)

Joe DiMona (adaptation)

Theodore Pratt (novel)

John W. Dunn  animation story supervisor (uncredited)

Produced by
John C. Rose .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Perkins 
Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine (director of photography) (as Harold Stine)
Film Editing by
Donald Tait 
Art Direction by
LeRoy Deane 
Set Decoration by
William L. Kuehl 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Bill Phillips .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Louis Phillips .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lenore Weaver .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sergei Petschnikoff .... assistant director
Edmond F. Bernoudy .... assistant director (uncredited)
Ira Stewart .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Herbert Plews .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Bud Brooks .... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Burnett .... gaffer (uncredited)
Sherman Clark .... still photographer (uncredited)
Weldon Gilbert .... grip (uncredited)
Stuart Higgs .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Gerry Chiniquy .... associate animation director: special piscatorial effects
Robert McKimson .... sequence director: special piscatorial effects
Maurice Noble .... animation production designer: special piscatorial effects
Don Peters .... background styling: special piscatorial effects
Hawley Pratt .... animation production designer: special piscatorial effects
Hawley Pratt .... associate animation director: special piscatorial effects
Bill Tytla .... supervising animation director: special piscatorial effects (as Vladimir Tytla)
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (uncredited)
Phil Roman .... animator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rose Brawd .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Bob Richards .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Carl Brandt .... orchestrator
Frank Perkins .... conductor
George 'Red' Callender .... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Other crew
John W. Dunn .... story developer: special piscatorial effects (as John Dunn)
Jules Miliman .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
99 min (DVD)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | USA:Approved (Certificate No. 20319) | USA:G (DVD rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Prior to the film's release, Warner Bros. distributed a promotional short subject to theaters documenting a press junket to Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida where reporters watched a preview of the movie erroneously hailed as "the world's first underwater movie premiere." (The audience sat in a submerged auditorium and watched movie through a glass wall as it was projected on an underwater lagoon screen.) Actually, the same sort of stunt had been staged at least once before, when reporters donned swimming suits and oxygen tanks to view the 1955 Jane Russell movie Underwater! (produced by Howard Hughes) in another Florida lagoon.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
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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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Limpet and his sidekick, Crusty the crabby old bachelor, 4 October 2005
Author: laminuk from United Kingdom

I loved this movie when I was a child so I bought the video for my children. They got so caught up in the movie that they found themselves cheering for Henry and Crusty while they dodged the "torpedees" (as Crusty called them).

However, they weren't impressed with Mrs Limpet (the human). They thought she was too mean spirited for poor Henry. Early in the movie my daughter said she didn't blame Henry for wishing to be a fish. Anyone would with a wife like that!

As most good films have a good versus evil slant in the plot, this film also does in a sense. I don't mean the obvious Democracy vs Nazi fight, but the good, kind Henry vs the sneering, lecherous Stickle. As children's movies should be, it is toned down, but you still get an immediate sense of sympathy for Henry while secretly wishing Stickle would get his head stuck in a "torpedee" tube! All in all, a terrific film and one of my favourites!

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