Miranda (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

Miranda (1948)





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In this frothy British comedy, a beautiful mermaid tires of undersea life, and so, when she happens upon a rich doctor on a fishing trip, she persuades him to take her to London. Her grace and mysterious charm causes romantic complications for the doctor and many others.

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Griffith Jones
as Dr. Paul Martin
Glynis Johns
as Miranda Trewella
Googie Withers
as Clare Martin
John McCallum
as Nigel Hood
Sonia Holm
as Isobel
Lyn Evans
as Inn Landlord
Lynn Evans
as Inn Landlord
Maurice Denham
as Cockle Vendor
Zena Marshall
as Secretary
Howard Douglas
as Fisherman
Charles Penrose
as Stage Manager
Stringer Davis
as Museum Attendant
Hal Osmond
as Railway Carman
Anthony Drake
as Fisherman
Charles Rolfe
as Kiosk Attendant
Charles Paton
as Kiosk Attendant
Frank Webster
as Service Man
Tonie MacMillan
as Nigel's Landlady
Joan Ingram
as Primadonna
Gerald Campion
as Elevator Boy
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Critic Reviews for Miranda

All Critics (4)

...sweet and saucy, disrupting and enlivening the staid existence of the middle-aged men (Griffith Jones) who discover her. Played for comedy, it was mermaid as mid-life crisis...

March 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Here is a pleasant little comedy which brings a welcome change of temper to the contemporary British screen.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

...all very light and frothy fun, with none of it very memorable but all of it reasonably pleasant.

July 19, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Suggestive yet always genteel, 'Miranda' is as beguiling as its title character...

July 11, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Miranda

In April of 1948 the Brits released a fantasy about a doctor catching a mermaid while on a fishing vacation in Cornwall. The fantasy though is the least part of the work, which was cobbled together seemingly just to get to the laughs. Nonetheless, due to the warm performances of the cast, as well as those cutesy little bits of humor, the piece is favorable overall, and one does not feel as if one's time was totally wasted.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Charming bit of whimsy with a bewitching Glynis Johns, a droll Googie Withers and a delightfully addled Margaret Rutherford. It's all a bit of silliness but suspend your disbelief and go along for a most enjoyable ride.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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