Release date6 April 1948 (1948-04-06) Based onMiranda (play)
by Peter Blackmore WriterPeter Blackmore (screenplay), Peter Blackmore (play), Denis Waldock (additional dialogue) ScreenplayPeter Black, Denis Waldock CastGlynis Johns (Miranda Trewella), Googie Withers (Clare Martin), Griffith Jones (Dr. Paul Martin), John McCallum (Nigel), Margaret Rutherford (Nurse Carey), David Tomlinson (Charles) Similar moviesBig Fish, Splash, Ondine, Fishtales, Mermaids, Félix et le poisson
TaglineMiranda Has Everything!
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While enjoying a solo fishing expedition, Dr. Paul Martin (Griffith Jones) is captured by a lonely and beautiful mermaid named Miranda (Glynis Johns). She agrees to release him if he will show her the city of London for one month. Dr. Martin convinces his wife, Clare (Googie Withers), that the woman he has brought home in a wheelchair is an invalid patient, but it isnt long before Mirandas strange habits and powers draw the amorous attentions of Dr. Martins male friends.
Miranda is a 1948 British comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin and written by Peter Blackmore, who also wrote the play of the same name from which the film was adapted. Denis Waldock provided additional dialogue. A light comedy, the film is about a beautiful and playful mermaid played by Glynis Johns and her effect on Griffith Jones. Googie Withers and Margaret Rutherford are also featured in the film. Glynis Johns and Margaret Rutherford reprised their roles in the 1954 sequel, Mad About Men.
Music for the film was played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Muir Mathieson. The sound director was B. C, Sewell.
A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.
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Glynis Johns as Miranda Trewella
Googie Withers as Clare Martin
Griffith Jones as Dr Paul Martin
John McCallum as Nigel
David Tomlinson as Charles
Margaret Rutherford as Nurse Carey
Yvonne Owen as Betty, the Martins other servant and Charles girlfriend
Sonia Holm as Isobel
Brian Oulton as Manell
Zena Marshall as Secretary
Lyn Evans as Inn Landlady
Stringer Davis as Museum Attendant
Hal Osmond as Railway Carman
Maurice Denham as Cockle Vendor
With his wife uninterested in fishing, Dr. Paul Martin goes on a holiday on the Cornwall coast alone. There he snags Miranda, a mermaid, and is pulled into the water. She keeps him prisoner in her underwater cavern and only lets him go after he agrees to show her London. He disguises her as an invalid patient in a wheelchair and takes her to his home for a month-long stay.
Martins wife Clare reluctantly agrees to the arrangement, but gets him to hire someone to look after their guest. He selects Nurse Carey for her eccentric nature and takes her into his confidence. To Pauls relief, Carey is delighted to be working for a mermaid as she always believed they exist.
Mirandas seductive nature earns her the admiration of not only Paul, but also his chauffeur Charles, as well as Nigel, the fiance of Clares friend and neighbour Isobel, arousing the jealousy of the women in their lives. Nigel breaks off his engagement, but when he and Charles discover that Miranda has been flirting with both of them, they come to their senses.
Clare finally figures out what sort of creature Miranda really is. Miranda overhears her telling Paul that the public must be told. She wheels herself down to the river and makes her escape.
In the final scene, Miranda is shown on a rock, holding a little merboy on her lap.
The film was one of the most popular movies at the British box office in 1948.
The film was released on home video for the first time in North America on DVD on 5 July 2011 from VCI Entertainment.