Miranda (1948)

Director
Ken Annakin

Main cast
Glynis Johns; Googie Withers; Griffith Jones; John McCallum; Margaret Rutherford

Genres
Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance

Description
A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.


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