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FULL SYNOPSIS

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

Cast

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

Crew

Arthur Lubin
Director
Jack Rose
Producer
Jack Rose
Screenwriter
Jameson Brewer
Screenwriter
Theodore Pratt
Book Author
Harold Adamson
Songwriter
Sammy Fain
Songwriter
Frank Perkins
Composer (Music Score)
Donald Tait
Editor
Rose Brawd
Costume Designer
Robert McKimson
Special Effects
Gerry Chiniquy
Special Effects
Maurice Noble
Special Effects
Vladimir Tytla
Special Effects
Hawley Pratt
Special Effects
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