Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and lays it on pretty thick. If Henry could have one thing it would be to become a fish. While on a visit to Coney Island, Henry falls into the water and miraculously gets his wish. Now a fish, he makes friends, Ladyfish and Crusty the hermit crab and loves his new life. He also uses his abilities to help the US Navy locate and sink Nazi U-Boats, forcing the Germans to create a new weapon to deal with the Allies secret weapon. When years later the Navy finds intelligent activity among dolphins, they may also know who is teaching them.
will leave you limp with laughter!
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Did You Know?
Angela Lansbury was considered for the role of Bessie Limpet. See more
When George first signs a lantern on Henry as a fish, the highlights on the water behind him are visible through the animation. See more
What if I told you I used to be a human being?
I don't care how terrible your past was, Limpet.
"Piscatoral Special Effects" in the closing credits See more
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson See more