Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and lays it on pretty thick. If Henry could have one thing it would be to become a fish. While on a visit to Coney Island, Henry falls into the water and miraculously gets his wish. Now a fish, he makes friends, Ladyfish and Crusty the hermit crab and loves his new life. He also uses his abilities to help the US Navy locate and sink Nazi U-Boats, forcing the Germans to create a new weapon to deal with the Allies secret weapon. When years later the Navy finds intelligent activity among dolphins, they may also know who is teaching them.
will leave you limp with laughter!
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Did You Know?
The United States Destroyer used in the film was the USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752) which was commissioned on Thursday, November 23rd, 1944. It served in World War II and the Korean War before being decommissioned in 1971. It was sunk as a target in 1979. See more
In the final scene, where the Navy officers are communicating with Henry, the edge of the water tank is visible over the rear projection of the ocean. See more
[Crusty and Limpet are swimming around a sunken ship
No wonder this thing died! Look at all the stuff it ate!
Film ends with: THE END ? See more
The Mr. Limpet March (Super Doodle Dandy)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson See more