Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

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A Bostonian (William Powell) and his wife (Irene Hervey) winter in the West Indies, where, fishing, he catches a mermaid (Ann Blyth).

Cast

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 Gardener
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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Audience Reviews for Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

  • Apr 19, 2015
    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. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2011
    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 l Super Reviewer
  • Dec 16, 2010
    Minor bit of fluff beneath William Powell's talents.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2008
    Is it just me or does anyone else find the prospect over late middle aged William Powell pursuing an innocent your mermaid rather disturbing ? I watched the movie and expected some sort of screwball comedy about a man trying to hide a mermaid, dodging therapists and his wife etc., but all I got was a man sexually obsessed with a young and innocent girl and forcing her into kissing him etc. It may sound like a great and serious character study but believe me, it was supposed to be a comedy and comes out totally wrong. No wonder that is is hard to find a DVD of this one, it is utterly disturbing and not funny in the least, I did not chuckle once nor was I amused or entertained. Stay away from this mess of a film, especially if you are irritated by old rapists.
    Henrik S Super Reviewer

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