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Mad About Men (1954)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 14 June 1955 (Denmark)
Flirtatious mermaid Miranda swaps places with a schoolteacher who has gone on holiday. All is well until she falls in love with a human.

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Peter Blackmore (screenplay), Peter Blackmore (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glynis Johns ... Caroline Trewella / Miranda Trewella
Donald Sinden ... Jeff Saunders
Anne Crawford ... Barbara Davenport
Margaret Rutherford ... Nurse Carey
Dora Bryan ... Berengaria
Nicholas Phipps ... Col. Barclay Sutton
Peter Martyn Peter Martyn ... Ronald Baker
Noel Purcell ... Percy
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Forster
Judith Furse ... Viola
Irene Handl ... Mme. Blanche
David Hurst ... Signor Mantalini
Martin Miller ... Dr. Fergus
Deryck Guyler ... Editor
Anthony Oliver Anthony Oliver ... Pawnbroker
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Storyline

Gymnastics school teacher Caroline Trewella inherits a house on the Cornwall coast. In the basement/smuggler's cave, she discovers mermaid Miranda. The young women share a common ancestor and are remarkably alike in looks. While Caroline is away on a bicycling tour, Miranda has fun taking her place on land. With the help of her friend Nurse Carey, Miranda feigns an injury that keeps her wheelchair-bound... or more often needing to be carried by a man. And the ever flirtatious Miranda certainly knows how to attract all the men of the village! Written by L. Hamre

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1955 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Folle des hommes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Hickson and Margaret Rutherford are both known for playing Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Carey: Is he married?
Percy: No - I reckon he's too wise.
Nurse Carey: I don't know what you mean by that.
Percy: Well he'd rather make several ladies happy than one miserable.
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Connections

Follows Miranda (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Swaggering Boney
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Collected by Cecil J. Sharp
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Camping with a girl? What a waste of a tent!
25 November 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

'Mad About Men' is every bit as good as 'Miranda', although it doesn't pick up the pace until at least a third in. Caroline Trewella has gone to stay at her Cornish cottage for a few days when she meets her distant cousin, Miranda. Miranda wants to go back on land, so Caroline agrees to let her take her place whilst she goes out cycling with a friend. And the first thing Miranda does is to decide that Caroline needs a better fiancee!

The colour looks a bit garish on Glynis Johns but Anne Crawford and Donald Sinden look lovely. Dora Bryan is also hilarious as Miranda's annoying little companion, who upsets the applecart on every possible occasion. The basics are the same as in 'Miranda' although the ending is definitely a little neater. 9/10


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