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Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

Approved | | Comedy , Fantasy , Romance | 1948 (UK)
While on vacation in the Caribbean with his wife, a middle-aged man unexpectedly finds, and falls in love with, a mermaid.

Director:

Irving Pichel

Writers:

Nunnally Johnson (screenplay), Guy Jones (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Powell ... Mr. Peabody
Ann Blyth ... Mermaid
Irene Hervey ... Mrs. Polly Peabody
Andrea King ... Cathy Livingston
Clinton Sundberg ... Mike Fitzgerald
Art Smith ... Dr. Harvey
Hugh French ... Major Hadley
Lumsden Hare ... Colonel Mandrake
Frederick Clarke Frederick Clarke ... Basil (as Fred Clark)
James Logan James Logan ... Lieutenant
Mary Field ... Wee Shop Clerk
Beatrice Roberts ... Mother
Cynthia Corley Cynthia Corley ... Nurse
Tom Stevenson Tom Stevenson ... Waiter
Mary Somerville Mary Somerville ... Lady Trebshaw
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Storyline

As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in the vicinity, he catches...a mermaid. He takes her home and, though she has no spoken language, falls in love with her. Of course, his wife won't believe that thing in the bathtub is anything but a large fish. Predictable complications follow in rather tame fashion. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sereia dos Meus Sonhos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In real life, William Powell was 36 years older than on-screen love interest Ann Blyth. See more »

Goofs

In the underwater fight scene, one shot shows that the fishtail costume had clearly separated from Lenore's back. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

THE CARIBEES
by Robert Emmett Dolan and Johnny Mercer
Sung by Andrea King (uncredited)
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One of my all time childhood films
21 December 2005 | by tpirro-2See all my reviews

I have wanted to see this film for many years now and have been awaiting its release on DVD. It is a funny and whimsical film and I have seen it many times growing up. Mr. Peabody and The Mermaid is a film that was shown quite often as I was growing up, but I haven't seen it for years. Very funny movie and I can't wait until someone gets it out on DVD. This film was any young boys dream come true, to go out and catch a beautiful mermaid and to bring her home was such a wonderful fantasy. I rate this as one of my all time favorite films and can't wait until its long over due release on DVD. I have often tried to find a VHS copy and have not been able to do so. Perhaps it will appear soon.


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