The Incredible Mr. Limpet

Who remembers this movie from 1964? Yes, I am showing my age going back that far….but this was one of Don Knotts best film roles…..even if he does turn into a fish after the first 10 minutes of the movie….

With the assistance of Crusty the Crab, ‘Das Limpet’ (as the Germans named him)  seeks out Nazi U-boats for the American Navy to sink in the months leading up to Pearl Harbour.  One of Warner Bros. best Live Action/Animation films and is a close second on my all-time list of favourite movies.

I have always liked the live action/animation films and there are some great ones put out by Walt Disney, like ‘Mary Poppins’…







Or ‘Bedknobs & Broomsticks’ (which is my all time favourite!)






and of course, who can forget ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, after this film was made, live action/animation has fallen of the radar, must be too costly to produce over regular films.

Sometimes you just have to relive those moments when you were a kid, laughing yourself silly and enjoying some great entertainment put out by some really creative heads. 

Oh, and I am not just smitten with live action/animation, I also love a good ol’ fashioned Western…like Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Outlaw Josie Wales’…You gotta have cheesy with your Spaghetti Westerns 🙂

So what is/are your favourite movie(s)?


8 thoughts on “The Incredible Mr. Limpet

  1. I must say that the movies you named, except of course for Woger Wabbit were before my time-;) but I LOVE Dick Van Dyke and Don Knotts had me in stitches. Old Clint movies are the best and AMC on TV has played many this month, 2 mules for Sister Sarah and The good, bad and ugly can be watched many times. I PVRed many. Dear old Sly Staollone holds my heart strings….Adriaaaaannnnnnn….. too bad he is not a taller man. He measures 6’6″ in my books.

    • Dick Van Dyke was another great sitcom star with Mary Tyler Moore – LOVED those old shows 🙂 Sly is tugging your heart strings eh? meh…. I could take him or leave him 😀

  2. Well I’m a huge fan of the aforementioned also, but in more recent times, I have a soft spot in my heart for Richard Gere (American Gigolo), Tom Cruise (An Officer & a Gentleman), and a lot of movies that Kevin Costner has done. Especially if it involves Baseball. (Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, For the Love of the Game)…….seriously, park those shoes right over here by my bed 🙂

    • cheeky… 🙂 I loved Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves and also when he was in the Wyatt Earp movie…I think the best ‘newer’ western movie I enjoyed was the Young Guns (title?), the story of Billy the Kid that Emilio Esteves played, Charlie Sheen was in it, Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday – great performances!

  3. Val Kilmer could park his shoes wherever he likes, also love Kevin Costner , Denis Quaid and Jeff Bridges also give give me a little twitterpating moment. BUT I could listen to Sam Elliott all day long. He speaks in the Dodge Ram commercials, mmmmm one commercial that I pay attention to. A friend of ours used to host the annual Toy Run-a biker party that collects toys for poor kids at Christmas, and his voice was sooooo similar to Sam. I loved when he would call and that deep, sexy voice crawled throught he phone lines….phew, getting hot out here, put away the sweaters 😛

    • I wondered who did those commercials! I do agree, very sexy voice 🙂 Heck of a lot better than the guy doing the Ford truck commericals…do NOT like him at all (whose name escapes me at the moment…does a 1-hour tv drama show though I believe)…

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