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?
Henry Limpet, after falling into the ocean and become a fish, done 37 thrums or shout of noise, as in fear or shock, that lead to Nazi's hitting themselves. There were 37 thrums, total. 10 to 15 thrums were heard twice or three times, but there were 37 thrums, done in the movie. And 2 more thrums were added in the movie's closing credits, totaling 39 thrums. See more
As the German U-boats are intercepting the US convoy, the lead U-boat's propellers are not spinning. See more
[Crusty and Limpet are swimming around a sunken ship
No wonder this thing died! Look at all the stuff it ate!
Our thanks to the Department of Defense, and especially the U.S. Navy, without whose authorization this heretofore carefully guarded "military secret" could not have been told. See more
The Mr. Limpet March (Super Doodle Dandy)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson See more