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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Blackmore
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 4, 2011
Runtime:
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Cast


as Miranda Trewella

as Clare Marten

as Paul Marten

as Nigel Hood

as Nurse Carey

as Isobel

as Inn Landlord

as Cockle Vendor

as Manell

as Secretary

as Fisherman

as Museum Attendant

as Railway Carman

as Stage Manager
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Critic Reviews for Miranda

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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.

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Kevin M. Williams

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½

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.

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jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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