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Miranda (1948)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance | 24 May 1948 (UK)
A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

Peter Blackmore (screenplay), Peter Blackmore (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glynis Johns ... Miranda Trewella
Googie Withers ... Clare Martin
Griffith Jones ... Dr. Paul Martin
John McCallum ... Nigel Hood
Margaret Rutherford ... Nurse Carey
David Tomlinson ... Charles
Yvonne Owen Yvonne Owen ... Betty
Sonia Holm ... Isobel
Brian Oulton ... Manell
Zena Marshall ... Secretary
Lyn Evans Lyn Evans ... Inn Landlord
Stringer Davis Stringer Davis ... Museum Attendant
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Railway Carman
Maurice Denham ... Cockle Vendor
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Storyline

A young married physician out on a fishing holiday ends up being saved by a mermaid, who intends to keep him her prisoner. She then offers to release him if he will take her to see London, which leads to a number of humorous and romantic entanglements as the mermaid entices several unmarried men who live near the physician and his wife. Written by Michael Howe

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amores de sirena See more »

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Sound Mix:

B.A.F. Sound System

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although based on the play "Miranda: A Comedy in Three Acts" by Peter Blackmore, the story closely resembles "The Sea Lady" by H.G. Wells. See more »

Goofs

Paul is pulled into the sea by Miranda and comes to in an underwater cave. His trousers are rolled up to above the knee and he has a white shirt. He dives into the water to try and escape then gets out. His trousers are now unrolled and his shirt is dark then a few moments later they're back as they were See more »

Quotes

Miranda Trewella: You've hated me ever since I set tail in this house.
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Crazy Credits

The mermaid's tail was credited as 'Tail by Dunlop'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Under Milk Wood (1971) See more »

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Rule, Britannia
Written by James Thomson and Thomas Augustine Arne
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A Fishy Tale
29 June 2000 | by Popey-6See all my reviews

Risque to say the least for this post war British comedy with a twist in the tail - quite literally. Glynis Johns is the delightful mermaid with a penchant for young men - wooing them with her charm alone. Interesting in part for its treatment of 'disabled' people as Miranda is treated as such throughout. Googie Withers is great as the harassed wife while Margaret Rutherford sparkles in a relatively small role - but at least she gets to dance. Of everyone, David Tomlinson is perhaps the most comical as a lovesick young butler and that really is Maurice Denham as the fish salesman. Acceptable but not for all.


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