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The Incredible Mr. Limpet ()


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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 more »

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Henry Limpet
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Bessie Limpet
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George Stickel
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Harlock
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Admiral P.P. Spewter
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Nazi Admiral (as Oscar Beregi)
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Fleet Admiral
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Ladyfish (voice)
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Crusty (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Adams ...
Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Officer at Fleet Admiral's Meeting (uncredited)
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Short Fisherman (uncredited)
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Nazi Officer (uncredited)
Paul Busch ...
Sonar Man (uncredited)
Al Checco ...
Sailor (uncredited)
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Giggling Girl (uncredited)
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Sailor (uncredited)
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Passerby / Naval Officer at Meeting (uncredited)
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Nazi Officer (uncredited)
Dan Dowling ...
Naval Officer at Meeting (uncredited)
Harold Dyrenforth ...
U-Boat Captain (uncredited)
Louie Elias ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Lisabeth Field ...
Miss Barnes (uncredited)
Logan Field ...
Lieutenant (uncredited)
Fred Fisher ...
Officer at Fleet Admiral's Meeting (uncredited)
Walter Friedel ...
Nazi Officer (uncredited)
Wesley Gale ...
Man Staring Into Window (uncredited)
Marv Goux ...
Nazi Officer (uncredited)
John Hale ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Officer at Fleet Admiral's Briefing (uncredited)
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Scientist (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Officer at Fleet Admiral's Briefing (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Naval Officer at Meeting (uncredited)
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Officer at Fleet Admiral's Briefing (uncredited)
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Boat Captain (uncredited)
Henry Norell ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Jack Pepper ...
Sport Fishmern (uncredited)
Montie Plyler ...
Helmsman (uncredited)
Felix Reinsch ...
Submarine Captain (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Heinz Sadler ...
Sonar Man (uncredited)
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Old Man in Shipping Office (uncredited)
Jack Shea ...
Sailor (uncredited)
John Truax ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Edward Wermel ...
Scientist (uncredited)
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Scientist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Arthur Lubin

Written by

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Jameson Brewer ... (screenplay) &
John C. Rose ... (screenplay)
 
Joe DiMona ... (adaptation)
 
Theodore Pratt ... (novel)
 
John W. Dunn ... (animation story supervisor) (uncredited)

Produced by

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John C. Rose ... producer

Music by

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Frank Perkins

Cinematography by

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Harold E. Stine ... director of photography (as Harold Stine)

Film Editing by

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Donald Tait

Art Direction by

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LeRoy Deane

Set Decoration by

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William L. Kuehl

Makeup Department

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Gordon Bau ... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly ... supervising hair stylist
Bill Phillips ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Louis Phillips ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lenore Weaver ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sergei Petschnikoff ... assistant director
Edmond F. Bernoudy ... assistant director (uncredited)
Ira Stewart ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Pernella Butler ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Louise Cuarto ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Ann Guenther ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Adele Lenart ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Ashley Lupin ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Herbert Plews ... property master (uncredited)
Donna Purcell ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Marcia Sinclair ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Britt Teegarden ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Joyce Walker ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Nikki Zelenka ... ink and paint (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Stanley Jones ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bud Brooks ... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Burnett ... gaffer (uncredited)
Sherman Clark ... still photographer (uncredited)
Weldon Gilbert ... grip (uncredited)
Stuart Higgs ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Gerry Chiniquy ... associate animation director: special piscatorial effects
Robert McKimson ... sequence director: special piscatorial effects
Maurice Noble ... animation production designer: special piscatorial effects
Don Peters ... background styling: special piscatorial effects
Hawley Pratt ... animation production designer: special piscatorial effects / associate animation director: special piscatorial effects
Bill Tytla ... supervising animation director: special piscatorial effects (as Vladimir Tytla)
Ruben Apodaca ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Art Babbitt ... animator (uncredited)
O.B. Barkley ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Brad Case ... layout artist (uncredited)
Bill Eigle ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Edward Faigin ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Hugh Fraser ... animator (uncredited)
Victor Haboush ... animation design (uncredited)
Lee Halpern ... animator (uncredited)
Ken Harris ... animator (uncredited)
Lew Irwin ... assistant animation supervisor (uncredited)
Bob Kirk ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Lin Larsen ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Art Leonardi ... animator (uncredited) / assistant animator (uncredited)
Ed Levitt ... layout artist (uncredited)
Bob Matz ... animator (uncredited)
Lee Mishkin ... animator (uncredited) / layout artist (uncredited)
Rosemary O'Connor ... layout artist (uncredited)
Virgil Raddatz ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Tom Ray ... animator (uncredited)
Phil Roman ... animator (uncredited)
Virgil Ross ... animator (uncredited)
Armand Shaw ... animation checking (uncredited)
Ben Shenkman ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dick Ung ... layout artist (uncredited)
Alan Zaslove ... animator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rose Brawd ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Bob Richards ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Carl Brandt ... orchestrator
Frank Perkins ... conductor
George 'Red' Callender ... musician: tuba (uncredited)

Other crew

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John W. Dunn ... story developer: special piscatorial effects (as John Dunn)
Jules Miliman ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines GLUB! The Face That Launched A Thousand Torpedoes! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Be Careful How You Wish (United States)
  • Un pez con gafas (Spain)
  • A hihetetlen Mr. Limpet (Hungary)
  • O Incrível Mr. Limpet (Brazil)
  • Невероятный мистер Лимпет (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 99 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Stephen Hillenburg studied the film's backgrounds for Spongebob Squarepants. See more »
Goofs As the German U-boats are intercepting the US convoy, the lead U-boat's propellers are not spinning. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Gomer and the Dragon Lady (1964). See more »
Soundtracks The Mr. Limpet March (Super Doodle Dandy) See more »
Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes Henry Limpet: What if I told you I used to be a human being?
Ladyfish: I don't care how terrible your past was, Limpet.
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