Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

Synopsis: As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in the vicinity, he catches...a mermaid. He takes her home and, though she has no spoken language, falls in love with her. Of course, his wife won't believe that thing in the bathtub is anything but a large fish. Predictable complications follow in rather tame fashion.
Director(s): Irving Pichel
Production: Universal
89 min

Well, that's where it all began,

the very first morning we were there.


- It's the surf, isn't it?

- Wonderful.

You ever see anything

that reminds you less of Boston?

Look at that blue.

Aren't you cold?

Huh? Oh, no! I feel great.

Say, wouldn't Priscilla

have loved this though?

I'm sorry now we didn't bring her along.

- I'll get you a robe.

- No, no, no, I don't need it, really.

Good morning, Sir.

- Oh, good morning, Basil, is it?

- Yes, Sir.

- Do you have many mornings like this?

- Lots of them, Sir.

- Good morning, Madam.

- Morning, Basil.

The air is damp and you've been sick.

Hey, look! Is that a flamingo?

A man doesn't get his strength back

so quickly at your age, remember?

Watch him go.

My age?

At 50, I mean, it takes

a little longer to recover.

These are by P

which is Greek to me.

And who, if I may ask, is 50?

You, if I may answer.

It just happens that I'm 48, if you

really want to be accurate about it.

Or if you really want to be

accurate about it, you're 49.

Until next Thursday, anyway.

- No.

- Yes.

- You sure?

- Confident.

- Why, does it hurt, Darling?

- Huh? Oh! No, of course not.

Ah... just a little surprised,

that's all, that's...

I just wasn't expecting it...

this year.

- Sneaked-up on ya, huh?

- Hm?

Well, you're taking it very bravely, I see.

You bet!

A wife doesn't really begin to feel safe, you

know, until her husband turns that 50 corner.


- Feeding the fish?

- Yes, Sir.

- Basil, how old are you?

- Thirty-two, Sir.

How disgusting.


The old age of youth.

The youth of old age.

You all right, Sir?


But I don't know that there's anything

that anybody but GOD can do about it.

No, Sir.

- Who is that?

- Who's what, Sir?

- That singing.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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