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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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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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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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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

Followed by Mad About Men (1954) See more »

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Great 1948 Film
19 January 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This was a very innocent sweet fantasy about a man who goes fishing and catches a rather different kind of under water creature, a Mermaid hook line and sinker. There is plenty of comedy, drama and romance. This man and son grew very fond of this Mermaid and this story will keep your interest from beginning to the very end. The ending is rather sad, but since this film is a sort of Fish story, nature had to take its course. There was quite a few other recent films about a Mermaid namely: "SPLASH" 1984 with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah and also a very early version in 1931 and a TV showing of "Splash" 1994. I am quite sure there will always be a story concerning a Mermaid in generation's to come. Enjoy


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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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B.A.F. Sound System

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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