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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Glynis Johns and David Tomlinson would pair together as husband and wife in Mary Poppins (1964). 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 Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Delightful Magic!!!
4 February 2002 | by rbvsSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this film as a very young boy, and I've never forgotten the mesmerizing magical effect that it had on me. I also saw "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid", but I think "Miranda" was the better of the two films. Although a black and white production, the "special effects" used for the mermaid's tail are still eerily alive in my mind all these years later. Glynis Johns was really funny as the aquatic sea babe. I fully appreciated the more recent Ron Howard film "Splash", in it's own way. I am not at all sure if "Miranda" inspired this modern story, but it's not important, since both stand on their own humorous cinematic merits. I've been wishing, and praying, and hoping to find "Miranda" in the video classic section of my local film rental establishments for years to no avail. I'm not sure if it is available, but it would be a real kick to see it after all these years!


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