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.
GLUB! The Face That Launched A Thousand Torpedoes!
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When Henry's wife and friend are trying to save him, several people have gathered to watch the action. A young woman in this small crowd has a 1960s "flip" hairdo, yet it had been established earlier that the story takes place during World War II. See more
Henry, am I the widow of a man or the wife of a fish?
Well, let's be logical, Bessie. You can't very well keep me in the bathtub, can you?
Film ends with: THE END ? See more
Referenced in The Little Mermaid
The Mr. Limpet March (Super Doodle Dandy)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson See more