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Mad About Men (1954)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 14 June 1955 (Denmark)
Flirtatious mermaid Miranda swaps places with a schoolteacher who has gone on holiday. All is well until she falls in love with a human.

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Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Peter Blackmore (screenplay), Peter Blackmore (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glynis Johns ... Caroline Trewella / Miranda Trewella
Donald Sinden ... Jeff Saunders
Anne Crawford ... Barbara Davenport
Margaret Rutherford ... Nurse Carey
Dora Bryan ... Berengaria
Nicholas Phipps ... Col. Barclay Sutton
Peter Martyn Peter Martyn ... Ronald Baker
Noel Purcell ... Percy
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Forster
Judith Furse ... Viola
Irene Handl ... Mme. Blanche
David Hurst ... Signor Mantalini
Martin Miller ... Dr. Fergus
Deryck Guyler ... Editor
Anthony Oliver Anthony Oliver ... Pawnbroker
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Storyline

Gymnastics school teacher Caroline Trewella inherits a house on the Cornwall coast. In the basement/smuggler's cave, she discovers mermaid Miranda. The young women share a common ancestor and are remarkably alike in looks. While Caroline is away on a bicycling tour, Miranda has fun taking her place on land. With the help of her friend Nurse Carey, Miranda feigns an injury that keeps her wheelchair-bound... or more often needing to be carried by a man. And the ever flirtatious Miranda certainly knows how to attract all the men of the village! Written by L. Hamre

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1955 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Folle des hommes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Hickson and Margaret Rutherford are both known for playing Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Carey: Is he married?
Percy: No - I reckon he's too wise.
Nurse Carey: I don't know what you mean by that.
Percy: Well he'd rather make several ladies happy than one miserable.
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Follows Miranda (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Resist Men
Written by Benjamin Frankel (as Ben Bernard)
Sung by Glynis Johns
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Miranda Mark II
13 April 2004 | by vampiresanSee all my reviews

I saw both this film and it's predecessor the charming "Miranda" in one sitting late at night and have to say I found both delightful. But the second in the series was a little bit more fun.

I don't know if the censorship was loosened between the two films but in Mad About Men , Miranda's character is far more suggestive and the jokes and sexual banter is far more risky (though nothing compared to today's standards.)

As with the 1st film, this one really shines when we see the women reacting to Miranda's siren ways and of course Margaret Rutherford as the natty nurse Carrie is splendid as always.

Mermaids make great movies, there should be more of them!


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