The Incredible Mr. Limpet
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Lame, yes. But it gave Don Knotts his first dive into movie stardom."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"The story and characters in "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" seem like a good fit for a fifteen or twenty-minute short feature."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Suitable only for the very, very young and the massively -- massively -- medicated."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Classic, silly Don Knotts fish-in-water fantasy."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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