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The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

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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 full summary »

Directors:

Arthur Lubin, Gerry Chiniquy (uncredited) | 3 more credits »

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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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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will leave you limp with laughter! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Henry the Limpet fish appears in 'The Little Mermaid'. See more »

Goofs

Right at the start, the admiral and lieutenant are striding purposefully through the corridors of the Pentagon. The second set of doors they pass through is marked "Restricted Area" & "Secret". The doors are opened by two marines to reveal a long lighted corridor; this is shown to be a painting as the officers walk through the doorway but then go left instead of straight on; as the doors close behind them, the whole corridor dims briefly as they walk in front of a light. See more »

Quotes

Fleet Admiral: Harlock, you've either been drinking or you're suffering from severe combat fatigue.
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Crazy Credits

"Piscatoral Special Effects" in the closing credits See more »

Connections

Referenced in Uno: The Movie (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wish I Were a Fish
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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Fantastic Movie!
29 August 2001 | by skakimSee all my reviews

I have loved this movie since I was small (I was 4 when it came out). For many years it seemed like it was hardly played on TV, so when I FINALLY found it on video a few years ago, I snatched it up. It has been nice to share my wonder with the movie with my daughter, and since I bought my copy, I've seen it on TV quite a few times.


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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 »

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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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