Friday, May 14, 2010

Classic Film Friday: The Incredible Mr. Limpet

This classic comes from 1964. Henry Limpet (Don Knotts) wants to help out with the war (It takes place during WW2) but he is such a small man, plus he has an equilibrium problem... and his love of fish. Seriously, the man loves him some fish. His imperious wife Bessie (Carole Cook) thinks Henry loves fish more than anything.

Henry's long time buddy George Stickel (Jack Weston) comes back into town since he has joined the Navy. This make Henry sad, because he wants to help with the war effort. But is there a way
Henry can help? Why yes there is... if he were a fish. Which is what happens. Henry, Bessie, and George are at Coney Island and whamo he turns into a fish. Animated at that.

What that is crazy you might say. Yeah but honestly, once you get past that small part the rest of the movie is a cake walk. Stopping the Nazis is the name of the game. Or should I say sinking Nazi submarines (since he is now a fish). And he has gained the ability to make a loud roar under water, that lets him communicate with the Navy not to mention scare away and predatory fish. It's all fantasy, but I have to tell you it's a pretty good fantasy.

So watch this movie for your country... it's the American thing to do!


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