Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid





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A New England man (William Powell), entrenched in a mid-life crisis, is cautioned to take a vacation by his doctor. Following the advice, the man travels to the Caribbean and while fishing, he is shocked to find a mermaid. He decides to transfer the creature to his fishpond back home, and eventually falls in love with her, despite his married status.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nunnally Johnson
In Theaters:


William Powell
as Mr. Peabody
Ann Blyth
as Mermaid
Irene Hervey
as Mrs. Polly Peabody
Andrea King
as Cathy Livingston
Clinton Sundberg
as Mike Fitzgerald
Art Smith
as Dr. Harvey
Hugh French
as Maj. Hadley
Lumsden Hare
as Col. Mandrake
Fred Clark
as Basil, Peabody's Gar...
James Logan
as Lieutenant
Mary Field
as Wee Shop Clerk
Dick Ryan
as Waiter
Mary Somerville
as Lady Trebshaw
Ola Lorraine
as Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

September 23, 2005

Audience Reviews for Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

In August of 1948 the Yanks released their own fantasy about a man (who's seeing a doctor) catching a mermaid. Many of the jokes and plot elements used in the Brit movie, "Miranda", manage to show up in this American production (quelle surprise!) yet the pace is slower, the production matter-of-fact, the overall aim different (and even sleazy at times!), resulting in a piece with less charisma. Powell gives his all, but Blyth steals the effort entirely with no lines whatsoever and she is the reason to watch this.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Minor bit of fluff beneath William Powell's talents.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


In this midlife crisis fantasy film, William Powell plays a married man turning 50, falling in love with a much younger woman. Nothing new here, except for the fact she's a mermaid. What could have been a comedy along the lines of Incredible Mr. Limpet, this film failed to come anywhere close. Even the great Powell seemed to be bored, as he lacks his usual charm and energy. I had such high expectations for this film.

nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

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