The Incredible Mr. Limpet

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

Don Knotts
Director: Arthur Lubin Cast: Don Knotts
Don Knotts
, Carole Cook
Carole Cook
, Jack Weston
Jack Weston
Arthur Lubin

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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 gets to help the war effort by helping to track down Nazi U boats for the Navy. Andrew Duggan and Larry Keating play the admirals who spearhead the secret mission involving the transformed Henry. Longtime Disney production associate John Rose was the producer of this film, and the influence of the animation is evident.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2020
UPC: 0883929709649
Original Release: 1964
Rating: G
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 16,941

Special Features

Introduction by Don Knotts; Vintage Documentary Weekend at Weeki Wachee; Mr. Limpet's Fish Tank; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Knotts Henry Limpet
Carole Cook Bessie Limpet
Jack Weston Lt. George Stickle
Andrew Duggan Adm. Harlock
Larry Keating Adm. Spewter
Oscar Beregi Adm. Doemitz
Paul H. Frees Crusty
Elizabeth MacRae Ladyfish
Charles Meredith Adm. Fourstar

Technical Credits
Arthur Lubin Director
Harold Adamson Songwriter
Rose Brawd Costumes/Costume Designer
Jameson Brewer Screenwriter
Gerry Chiniquy Special Effects
LeRoy G. Deane Art Director
Sammy Fain Songwriter
Stan Jones Sound/Sound Designer
William L. Kuehl Set Decoration/Design
Robert McKimson Special Effects
Joe di Mona Screenwriter
Maurice Noble Special Effects
Frank Perkins Score Composer
Donald A. Peters Special Effects
Hawley Pratt Special Effects
Robert Richards Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Rose Producer,Screenwriter
John C. Rose Producer,Screenwriter
Harold E. Stine Cinematographer
Donald Tait Editor
Vladimir Tytla Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Incredible Mr. Limpet
255. Scene Selections
1. Credits [2:06]
2. Top Secret File [2:50]
3. "Everybody Can't Be a Hero" [4:12]
4. George for Dinner [1:49]
5. His Fish World [3:21]
6. I Wish I Were a Fish [2:03]
7. Loose Lips Sink Subways [2:08]
8. Limpet Overboard [3:00]
9. Fish with Glasses [2:19]
10. Be Careful How You Wish [2:28]
11. Perils - and a Pal [4:57]
12. Unique Specimen [3:17]
13. Ladyfish [3:09]
14. Deep Rapture [2:52]
15. A Nazi Sub [3:15]
16. War! [1:42]
17. Helped to a Direct Hit [3:30]
18. Bring Me Stickle [4:05]
19. Sounds Familiar [3:57]
20. Face to Fin [4:26]
21. Secret Weapon Activated [3:45]
22. Driving the Nazis Nuts [3:12]
23. Lt. Henry Limpet [5:01]
24. Fishy to Bessie [2:19]
25. Super Doodle Dandy [2:58]
26. To Henry's Rescue [5:30]
27. Torpedoes Rerouted [5:47]
28. Back to Ladyfish [2:15]
29. Coney Island Farewell [3:56]
30. Thank You, Henry Limpet [1:38]
31. End Credits [1:04]

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