Miranda (1948) Paul Martin (Griffith Jones) is a Harley Street doctor who announces to his wife (Googie Withers) that he intends to take a fishing holiday alone. He sets off for Cornwall and indulges in a spot of fishing until one day he catches a beautiful mermaid (Glynis Johns)! Meanwhile, his wife receives a telegram saying that her husband will be returning accompanied by a patient. Expecting an aging invalid, she is shocked on their arrival to see a beautiful young woman with her legs wrapped in cloth. Will anyone discover Miranda's fishy secret?
Mad About Men (1954) Gymnastics school teacher Caroline Trewella (Glynis Johns) inherits a house on the Cornwall coast. In the basement/smuggler's cave, she discovers mermaid Miranda (also Glynis Johns). 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 (Dame Margaret Rutherford), 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 of the men of the village.