Miranda is a 1948 British comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin and written by Peter Blackmore, who also wrote the play of the same name from which the film was adapted. Denis Waldock provided additional dialogue. A light comedy, the film is about a beautiful and playful mermaid played by Glynis Johns and her effect on Griffith Jones. Googie Withers and Margaret Rutherford are also featured in the film.
Johns and Rutherford reprised their roles in the 1954 sequel, Mad About Men.
Glynis Johns as Miranda Trewella
Googie Withers as Clare Martin
Griffith Jones as Paul Martin
John McCallum as Nigel
David Tomlinson as Charles
Margaret Rutherford as Nurse Carey
Yvonne Owen as Betty, the Martins’ other servant and Charles’ girlfriend
Sonia Holm as Isobel
Brian Oulton as Manell
Zena Marshall as Secretary
In the play on which the movie is based, Miranda eventually has to return to Cornwall to spawn, much to the displeasure of Martin’s wife.
The film was one of the most popular movies at the British box office in 1948.
The film was released on home video for the first time in North America on DVD on July 5, 2011 from VCI Entertainment.