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Miranda (1948)





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Based on the play by Peter Blackmore, Miranda was the first of two British comedies starring Glynis Johns as a mischievous mermaid. Rescued from a watery grave by the finny-tailed Miranda (Johns), handsome doctor Paul Marten (Griffith Jones) agrees under durress to take his lovely rescuer to London. Hiding her scaly lower extremities with a blanket, Miranda pretends to be a patient in Paul's clinic, much to the discomfort of his jealous spouse Clare (Googie Withers). Along the way, two eligible bachelors (David Tomlinson and John McCallum) fall in love with Miranda-and are they in for a surprise! The irreplaceable Margaret Rutherford is a riot as Miranda's befuddled nurse. Incidentally, David Tomlinson and Glynis Johns were reteamed in 1964 as Mr. and Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Blackmore
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On DVD: Jul 4, 2011
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Glynis Johns
as Miranda Trewella
Googie Withers
as Clare Marten
Griffith Jones
as Paul Marten
John McCallum
as Nigel Hood
Sonia Holm
as Isobel
Lynn Evans
as Inn Landlord
Maurice Denham
as Cockle Vendor
Zena Marshall
as Secretary
Howard Douglas
as Fisherman
Stringer Davis
as Museum Attendant
Hal Osmond
as Railway Carman
Charles Penrose
as Stage Manager
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Critic Reviews for Miranda

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

...all very light and frothy fun, with none of it very memorable but all of it reasonably pleasant.

Full Review… | July 19, 2011
Movie Metropolis

Suggestive yet always genteel, 'Miranda' is as beguiling as its title character...

Full Review… | July 11, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for Miranda

In April of 1948 the Brits released a fantasy about a doctor catching a mermaid while on a fishing vacation in Cornwall. The fantasy though is the least part of the work, which was cobbled together seemingly just to get to the laughs. Nonetheless, due to the warm performances of the cast, as well as those cutesy little bits of humor, the piece is favorable overall, and one does not feel as if one's time was totally wasted.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Charming bit of whimsy with a bewitching Glynis Johns, a droll Googie Withers and a delightfully addled Margaret Rutherford. It's all a bit of silliness but suspend your disbelief and go along for a most enjoyable ride.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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