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. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
|Series||Warner Bros. family entertainment.|
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, Calif. :Warner Home Video,2002
|Edition||Widescreen and full screen versions.|
|Other Titles|| Mr. Limpet.
Incredible Mister Limpet
Duggan, Andrew, 1923-1988.
Weston, Jack, 1924-1996.
Keating, Larry, 1897-1963.
Lubin, Arthur, 1901-1995.
Pratt, Theodore, 1901-1969. Mr. Limpet.
Warner Bros. Pictures.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Andrew Duggan, Jack Weston, Larry Keating.
Director of photography, Harold Stine ; film editor, Donald Tait ; music, Frank Perkins ; songs, Sammy Fain, Harold Adamson.
Includes English and Spanish language tracks, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
DVD release of the 1963 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Theodore Pratt.
Special features: all-new introduction by Don Knotts; vintage documentary Weekend at Weeki Wachee; Henry Limpet's fishtank; Get in the swim with Henry challenge; interactive menus; theatrical trailers; scene access.
DVD; double-sided; with full screen and widescreen versions.
DVD; Dolby digital mono.
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.