You can't help but like anything that William Powell is in; he gives anything he's in charm and a high regard it may not possess without him. Peabody and the Mermaid is a 1948 American fantasy film directed by Irving Pichel starring William Powell and Ann Blyth in the title roles. William Powell and Anne Blythe are just wonderful, as is the entire cast. Ann Blyth is artfully covered by the edge of a pool and a fortunate camera angle, by a robe, by seaweed, by her flowing curly blonde hair, by a bubble bath, and by her own expressive arms. Later that night, Polly implores Arthur to break off all contact with Cathy, promising to end her friendship with suave Englishman Major Ronald Hadley in exchange.
The Connecticut River valley was truly an idyllic spot for growing up in the mid-Twentieth Century! I don't get the impression that she absolutely had to be a mermaid for this story to work. If you're curious and have 90 minutes to spare, check it out. He hooks the tail of what he presumes to be a large sport fish. The biggest thing in its favour is William Powell as the eponymous character and if Powell has ever turned in a bad performance I have yet to see it. Her facial expressions are priceless signifying wonder and terror and both at the same time.
Peabody and the Mermaid, that summer she was slated for location shooting in Utah for her first western, Red Canyon 1949. It Happened to Jane is special to my family. But Miss Field, Saleswoman of the Year, insists they do not sell half of a bathing suit. Ann Blyth is every man's unattainable beauty. He takes her home and, though she has no spoken language, falls in love with her. First though, Thank You, Sheilah! Of course, his wife won't believe that thing in the bathtub is anything but a large fish.
I agree, Miss Blyth must have been quite a trooper. Menu opens directly to movie or scenes - No movie previews - No other menus. And don't even get me started on the pre-'48 Paramounts they're sitting on. She works well in the water. Harvey that her husband Arthur has fallen in love with a mermaid that he caught in the Caribbean, Arthur joins the doctor for a private consultation and describes what happens: Arthur and Polly leave their home in Boston for a winter vacation at an island resort, and Polly stuns her husband, who has been recuperating from a lengthy bout of the flu, by reminding him that he is turning fifty the following week.
Back at home in , as snow is falling, Peabody is talked into consulting Dr Harvey and telling his story. Powell is so gentle and earnest in the role of Mr. Much like the characters in the movie, we are whisked away on a quaintly picturesque cozy little retreat by the film itself. Judgement At Nuremberg caught my attention as I had the privilege of working in it for some 60 days. Peabody and the Mermaid was shooting near a set where Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948 was filming.
Much of the story is shown in flashback as Peabody tells his skeptical doctor the source of his malaise. We'll talk about that too. Peabody and the mermaid 2017-03-27 Please play thisMovie!!! This is not as clear cut a differential between Joseph Cotton and Dan Dailey, but at this point in their grand careers, I will take Dan. Polly Peabody Robert Hyatt as Little Boy Andrea King as Cathy Livingston James Logan as Lieutenant Ola Lorraine as Receptionist William Powell as Mr. I agree with the high rating nearly all gave it too. I find this film a touching and memorable screen achievement, thanks to all concerned.
On his investigation, he hears splashing water and finds a bejewelled hair slide so he returns home. While taking a vacation in the Caribbean, Mr Peabody Powell hears a strange and hauntingly beautiful singing. Some postmodernists have suggested this is a dramatic film. Even in just these scenes of exploring, sailing, fishing—indeed, struggling to land a big fish—William Powell is already exorcising the demons of turning 50. Powell is on vacation in the Caribbean with wife Irene Hervey and he's finding it hard to admit he's reaching that crucial age of 50. It is a little pricey but worth it, as I said, because of the quality. The biggest thing in its favour is William Powell as the eponymous character and if Powell has ever turned in a bad performance I have yet to see it.
I really loved the beach scene. I count myself lucky to have scored a decent 16mm print on eBay some years back; otherwise it would have been a good 40 years since I saw it. Reconstruction in Europe was far from accomplished. Hoist the girl in the air between you and yank that tail onto her. It looks like the screenplay wanted it both ways, happiness with both the mermaid and the wife. Nonetheless, the movie remains an amusing slice of fantasy served up in Powell's inimitable style.
P is pursued by an aggressive young singer. Peabody , Andrea King Cathy Livingston , Clinton Sundberg Mike Fitzgeral , Art Smith Dr. I've had a crush on him since seeing Seven Brides when I was 10. Art Direction: Bernard Herzburn and Boris Leven. No special features - no commentary. Perfect for Gere, Harris, Ford, a number of terrific men who are approaching or 'around' 50. A search party pursues him to the cay, where Lenore nearly drowns Peabody by trying to conceal him underwater.
Powell is always great and he's joined by a very capable cast of lesser-known actors and actresses. The camera cuts over to a neat lineup of fish skeletal remains on the side of the pool. Powell to get him over this mermaid fantasy. Hugh French who's a vacationing lizard and would be gigolo puts the moves on Irene. The book's ending is less tidy. Newt Perry also trained Navy frogmen, helped out on several Tarzan films, and taught his nephew to swim—who was Don Schollander, 1964 and 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist. Clinton Sundberg tries his best with his part, but Art Smith and the movie could have benefited from a better role for him.