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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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Certificate:

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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Trivia

The song Miranda sings at the opera is the Brindisi ("Drinking Song") from the Giuseppe Verdi opera "La Traviata". 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

As the mermaid's tail disappears below the waves, the credit reads "FIN" See more »

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Followed by Mad About Men (1954) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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If you like nostalgia, and mermaids, this is for you!
7 July 1999 | by marcapraSee all my reviews

This film about an Englishman on holiday, fishing in the sea and catching, or rather being caught by, a mermaid, may not rank high on the critics lists, but I love it. I used to see it occasionally on the late show many years ago. It probably has not been aired in over 25 years.

This movie is not to be confused with another mermaid movie from 1948 called Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid. One wonders which film came first, and if one film was influenced by the other. The plots are roughly similar, although the themes differ. Miranda was followed six years later with a color sequel called Mad about Men (1954) which I only saw once on the late show over 30 years ago. Hopefully, someday these films will see the light of day.


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