This is a wonderful story of a man who did not fit in as a human. After becoming a fish, he found where he belonged.
Henry Limpet (Don Knotts) “lived in a world of his own”. He wanted to be in the military, give blood, or at least be effective at his job. However, none of these things seemed to fit him so he chose to stick to fish.
Even when with his wife (Carole Cook) and George (Jack Weston), he does not like going out to do thing. He can’t dance and he doesn’t like Coney Island. All he likes is “water and fish”.
When at Coney Island, all Henry wants to do is look at the fish. He doesn’t even want to hear his best friend’s stories.
Instead of trying to change his situation, he just wishes for what he wants. He wishes he were a fish, and after he becomes one, he wishes he were “home with Bessie”.
As a fish, Henry became extremely active. He searched for Nazi submarine all over the ocean and led the U.S. Navy to as many as he could find. He even gets to lead a convoy of ships.
When he loses his glasses, he doesn’t give up. He uses Crusty (Paul Frees) as his eyes to lead the convoy. He has stopped wishing for things to happen and takes action instead.
This movie shows us that maybe sloth is a problem because some people have not found their place in the world. They need to find their thing before they can stop being lazy.
I am not surprised to find nothing on the internet analyzing this movie.
This fan truly loves this movie.
Thanks for reading! Don’t get lazy and forget your resolutions!