The Incredible Mr. Limpet Movie Review Summary

Actors: Don Knotts, Jack Weston, Carole Cook, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth MacRae, Paul Frees

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Henpecked and miserable accountant Henry Limpet (Knotts) wants to change his life and be somebody. Unable to enlist in the war effort against Germany, Limpet with his Mr. Magoo-like vision becomes despondent and falls off a Coney Island pier while strolling with his wife Bessie (Cook) and best friend George Stickel (Weston). His eyesight is to blame for both incidents. He gets his wish and turns into a fish, living and breathing under water. He befriends a snail named Crusty (Frees) who gives him helpful advice on how to survive the underwater dangers he will encounter.
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Later he has to convince his old pal Stickel, now in the US Navy, that he is the former Limpet now changed to a fish. It is as an ocean dweller he is most happy, helping the US Navy sink German submarines and getting the girl, or rather, fish of his dreams; Ladyfish (MacRae).
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   fish If a cartoon...    -   part real, part animated Animal talks?    -   Yes We hear thoughts of animal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can talk to animals Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship    -   submarining    -   drowning Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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