The Incredible Mr. Limpet

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

Director: Arthur Lubin Cast: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston


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In this amusing fantasy, a combination of live-action and animated effects, Don Knotts plays scrawny bookkeeper Henry Limpet, who longs to help the U.S. after the outbreak of World War II. He becomes depressed after being turned down by the Navy, particularly after his pal George (Jack Weston) is accepted. When Henry takes a walk on the Coney Island pier with his wife Bessie (Carole Cook), he falls into the water and is transformed into a fish, complete with his reading spectacles. Henry finally gets to help the war effort by helping to track down Nazi U boats for the Navy. Andrew Duggan and Larry Keating play the admirals who spearhead the secret mission involving the transformed Henry. Longtime Disney production associate John Rose was the producer of this film, and the influence of the animation is evident.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2002
UPC: 0085392278534
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Knotts Henry Limpet
Carole Cook Bessie Limpet
Jack Weston Lt. George Stickle
Andrew Duggan Adm. Harlock
Larry Keating Adm. Spewter
Oscar Beregi Adm. Doemitz
Paul H. Frees Crusty
Elizabeth MacRae Ladyfish
Charles Meredith Adm. Fourstar

Technical Credits
Arthur Lubin Director
Harold Adamson Songwriter
Rose Brawd Costumes/Costume Designer
Jameson Brewer Screenwriter
Gerry Chiniquy Special Effects
LeRoy G. Deane Art Director
Sammy Fain Songwriter
Stan Jones Sound/Sound Designer
William L. Kuehl Set Decoration/Design
Robert McKimson Special Effects
Joe di Mona Screenwriter
Maurice Noble Special Effects
Frank Perkins Score Composer
Donald A. Peters Special Effects
Hawley Pratt Special Effects
Robert Richards Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Rose Producer,Screenwriter
John C. Rose Producer,Screenwriter
Harold E. Stine Cinematographer
Donald Tait Editor
Vladimir Tytla Special Effects

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3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We watched this in my high school history class and I have to say it was surprisingly good. THis is a DVD that everyone should own if they want to understand what WWII was like. BUY IT NOWW!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a kid, I watched this and other Knotts movies. They are good wholesome family entertainment.
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