Review: ‘Miranda’

Planning a holiday alone in Cornwall, Paul Marten, a fashionable doctor, is dragged out of his fishing boat to the sea bottom by Miranda, a lovely mermaid. Price for return to his home and wife is that he takes Miranda to London.

Planning a holiday alone in Cornwall, Paul Marten, a fashionable doctor, is dragged out of his fishing boat to the sea bottom by Miranda, a lovely mermaid. Price for return to his home and wife is that he takes Miranda to London.

Everything [in this adaptation of Peter Blackmore’s stage play] is rightly played for laughs and Glynis Johns makes the mermaid an attractive and almost credible creature. Griffith Jones is good as her serious sponsor. Googie Withers turns in a nice performance as his bewildered wife, and David Tomlinson and John McCallum do well as the love-struck swains.

Miranda

UK

Production

Gainsborough. Director Ken Annakin; Producer Betty E. Box; Screenplay Peter Blackmore, Denis Waldock; Camera Ray Elton; Editor Gordon Hales; Music Temple Abady; Art Director George Patterson

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1948. Running time: 80 MIN.

With

Glynis Johns Googie Withers Griffith Jones John McCallum Margaret Rutherford David Tomlinson
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