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Barney Fife Becomes A Fish
I first saw this movie as a kid and enjoyed it. It's a total farce and to say Don Knotts stars in it is a stretch. He plays the remarkably ineffectual Mr. Limpet at the start of the film. His character is a man far more interested in fish than in anything or anyone else in life. However, about twenty or thirty minutes into the film, he falls into the ocean and is transformed into a fish. From there on, we see an animation fish with Knotts' voice. I guess I still like the movie but would not go out of my way to own it or see it. It is escapism for a kid and for adults who have good long ago memories of the film. This was made after Knotts left the Andy Griffith Show where he played a totally inept gasbag of a deputy in the Mayberry Sheriff Department. In many of those episodes, Barney's antics as an inept cop come very close to cruelty. He could be a really nasty and quick to judge guy who, through sheer luck, gets to wear a uniform. In this movie, Knotts plays a nice guy and his bumbling humor isn't so laced with venom. When Knotts ceased being the self-centered Barney Fife, his true comedic skills appeared. This movie was the start of that.
This movie is what memories are made of!
- Lionel Henderson
This movie is what memories are made of! "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" takes me back 50 years to a happier time when movies were what my memories were made of. A midst the memories of war, injustice, protest and strife the movies of actors like Don Knotts create a respite of hope and laughter. Lionel Henderson (September 11, 2017)
The. Incredible Mr limpet
- Glenn. Smith
Great movie took me back 43 years. When times we're so much simpler I laughed then and still laughed just as hard today.every child should have the chance see this and meny others like it to thumbs up
THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET
- Denise Willis
I love this movie. Can't wait until Thanksgiving is near, so that I can watch it every year!
Bob M. hit the nail on the head (in his review), and said exactly how I feel about this movie. I was 6 when it came out and enjoyed the simple story then and now. It brings back memories of a simple time.
Limpet is incredible film
My mother, who is one month shy of 94 loves this film and we are enjoying it together. We have seen it many times.
Don Knotts was the worst actor who ever lived and this movie is absolutely lousy.
The incredible mr. limpet
- yvonne houston
my review is 5 STARS and please show this movie again i miss it a couple wks ago its so intertainning love it
Don becomes a fish, not a dolphin.
Fishy Don Knotts wins the war as Mr.Limpet
In this live action/animated fantasy..Comic actor Don Knottsplays a put upon,nerd.Whose wife wants him to enlist in theU.S.Navy. All Knotts wants is to become a fish.On a day at Coney island..his wish comes true..when he fallsoff of a pier and becomes a talking fish.Who not only helps theThe Navy win the war against the Nazis.He also leaves hisbullying wife for a beautiful talking lady fish. A Funny andcharming fantasy that will entertain everyone.
Timeless, light-hearted entertainment
- Bob M
Forget the nasty ratings posted elsewhere. This is one of the best family oriented movies made. I remember seeing this many times on TV when I was much younger, and enjoying it each and every time. Viewing it again only brings back good memories of a more innocent age, when values were different, and movies were made with different thoughts in mind. For entertainment..to allow us to lose the cares of the day, if only for a little while. Laughter is, and always will be, the best medicine.Enjoy the talents of the different actors and actresses from those times. We will never see ability, dedication, and artistry like this ever again. Especially in comedies.Thank God for TCM....we need them now more than ever.
A Water-Logged Comedy-Fantasy.
- Frank Harris Horn
Don Knotts of "The Andy Griffith Show" fame stars in this half-witted asinine comedy farce based on Theodore Pratt's novel set during World War II. Knotts stars in the title role of a nerd bookkeeper, who magically transforms (via animation) into a porpoise equipped with a powerful harmonic thrum, which he uses to help the U.S. Navy in hunting down and sinking Nazi U-Boats. This magnificent combination of live-action and animation may go over with children, but the humor is as dry as beach sand, and the plot is hardly intelligent. Co-starring Carole Cook, Jack Weston, Andrew Duggan, Larry Keating, Charles Meredith, Oscar Beregi and the voices of Elizabeth MacRae and Paul Frees.
Brings me back to childhood!!
Love this movie... this was the big show for us when we were kids! popcorn and soda on a blanket in the living room watching this on movie nights...love it!! Thanks for palying it TCM!!!