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The Incredible Mr. Limpet

The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1964 Wide

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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

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Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

Jameson Brewer

Oct 1, 2002

Warner Bros. Pictures

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You know, for kids! Best to repeat that mantra-style if you’re an adult sitting down to watch 1964’s kiddie flick The Incredible Mr. Limpet. [Blu-ray]

September 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

The story and characters in "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" seem like a good fit for a fifteen or twenty-minute short feature.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Classic, silly Don Knotts fish-in-water fantasy.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Lame, yes. But it gave Don Knotts his first dive into movie stardom.

February 18, 2008
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Suitable only for the very, very young and the massively -- massively -- medicated.

September 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Pretty bad...did anyone notice that Mrs. Limpet's voice sounded like the Target lady from SNL?
May 16, 2009
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