Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

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The film stars William Powell as Arthur Peabody, who is undergoing a midlife crisis as he approaches his 50th birthday. Much of the story is shown in flashback as Peabody tells his skeptical doctor the source of his malaise.

Peabody goes on vacation with his wife Polly (Irene Hervey) to a Caribbean resort. While there, he hears singing coming from a distant key (small island) and takes his boat to do a little fishing. To his surprise, he reels in Lenore, a beautiful mermaid played by Ann Blyth.

Although mute, Lenore is mischievous and childlike and more than a little bit alluring ? so much so that before long Peabody has taught her to kiss. He hides Lenore by letting her soak in a suds-filled bathtub and then in the resort?s fish pond. But confusion ensues as his wife thinks he has a big fish in their bathtub and later suspects him of infidelity with Cathy Livingston (Andrea King), a vacationing singer.

Things get even more complicated when, after Polly returns home without Peabody, police suspect him of murder. But by the film's conclusion, Peabody and his wife are happily back at home in Boston with only Lenore?s comb left to prove the reality of his adventure.

Cast William Powell as Mr. Arthur Peabody
Ann Blyth as Lenore the Mermaid
Irene Hervey as Mrs. Polly Peabody
Andrea King as Cathy Livingston
Clinton Sundberg as Mike Fitzgerald
Art Smith as Dr. Harvey
Hugh French as Major Hadley
Lumsden Hare as Col. Mandrake
Fred Clark as Basil
James Logan as Lieutenant
Mary Field as Wee Shop Clerk
Beatrice Roberts as Mother
Cynthia Corley as Nurse
Tom Stevenson as Charlie - Waiter
Mary Somerville as Lady Trebshaw
Dick Ryan as Waiter
Robert Hyatt as Little Boy
Ivan Browning as Sidney

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