Mr. Peabody & the Mermaid

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Mr. Peabody & the Mermaid ★★½ 1948

Lightweight fish story about a middle-aged married man who hooks a beautiful mermaid while fishing in the Caribbean and eventually falls in love with her. Powell is smooth as always, though hampered by the unrestrained absurdity of it all. Based on the novel by Guy and Constance Jones. Also available colorized. 89m/B VHS . William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey, Andrea King, Clinton Sundberg, Art Smith; D: Irving Pichel; W: Nunnally Johnson.