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The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

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... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Jameson Brewer (screenplay), John C. Rose (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don Knotts ... Henry Limpet
Carole Cook ... Bessie Limpet
Jack Weston ... George Stickel
Andrew Duggan ... Harlock
Larry Keating ... Admiral P.P. Spewter
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Nazi Admiral (as Oscar Beregi)
Charles Meredith ... Fleet Admiral
Elizabeth MacRae ... Ladyfish (voice)
Paul Frees ... Crusty (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Be Careful How You Wish See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Larry Keating's final film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bessie Limpet: Henry, am I the widow of a man or the wife of a fish?
Henry Limpet: Well, let's be logical, Bessie. You can't very well keep me in the bathtub, can you?
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Crazy Credits

Film ends with: THE END ? See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mr. Limpet March (Super Doodle Dandy)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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I would highly recommend this film for children.
25 February 2006 | by mark-1610See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was a child, maybe 3 or 4 years old. It made such a big impression on me that I have thought about it off and on for my entire adult life, but couldn't remember the movie's name. For Christmas this year, out of the blue, my mother gave me the DVD as a present. She told me that she knew I would like it because it affected me so much. This movie made me cry even as an adult.

I would highly recommend that children see this movie, at any age. It has a strong message about believing in one's self and one's abilities.

Don Knotts was a very gifted actor, and now that he has passed away, I think people should reflect on his career and his genius.


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