Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

William Powell
Director: Irving Pichel Cast: William Powell
William Powell
, Ann Blyth
Ann Blyth
, Irene Hervey
Irene Hervey
Irving Pichel


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Something seems fishy when a married man finds new adventure and romance in this comic fantasy. Arthur Peabody (William Powell) is a slightly stuffy businessman from Boston who after turning fifty finds himself suffering from a full-fledged midlife crisis. On the advice of his doctor, Peabody and his wife Polly (Irene Hervey) head to the Caribbean for a restful vacation. One evening, Peabody decides to do some fishing, and he pulls in a highly unexpected catch -- a beautiful mermaid named Lenore (Ann Blythe). Peabody takes the mysterious creature home with him (keeping her in a backyard pond for safekeeping), but while he soon becomes infatuated with Lenore, she's quite shy around others, refusing to let people see her except for the tip of her tail, so few believe his story about the big one he's reeled in. Makeup whiz Bud Westmore designed the special mermaid costuime for Ann Blythe; keep an ear open for the song "The Caribbees," co-written for the movie by Johnny Mercer.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2014
UPC: 0887090076708
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 7,666

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Powell Mr. Peabody
Ann Blyth Mermaid
Irene Hervey Mrs. Polly Peabody
Andrea King Cathy Livingston
Clinton Sundberg Mike Fitzgerald
Art Smith Dr. Harvey
Hugh French Maj. Hadley
Lumsden Hare Col. Mandrake
Fred Clark Basil, Peabody's Gardener
James Logan Lieutenant
Mary Field Wee Shop Clerk
Beatrice Roberts Mother
Cynthia Corley Nurse
Richard Ryen Waiter
Bobby Hyatt Boy
Ivan Browning Sidney
Lydia Bilbrook Voice Only
Winifred Harris Actor
Ola Lorraine Receptionist
Carol Savage Daphne

Technical Credits
Irving Pichel Director
Robert Emmett Dolan Score Composer
Gene Fowler Associate Producer
Marjorie Fowler Editor
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Bernard Herzbrun Production Designer
David S. Horsley Cinematographer
Grace Houston Costumes/Costume Designer
Nunnally Johnson Producer,Screenwriter
Boris Leven Production Designer
Ruby Levitt Set Decoration/Design
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Bud Westmore Makeup

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