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The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi  -  17 June 1963 (USA)
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A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

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Vincent Mountjoy
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Maurice Spender (as Terry Thomas)
June Ritchie ...
Cynthia
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John Phillips ...
Bracewell - U.S. Delegate
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Sequel to The Mouse that Roared; The Tiny Country of Grand Fenwick has a hot water problem in the castle. To get the money necessary to put in a new set of plumbing, they request foreign aid from the U.S. for Space Research. The Russians then send aid as well to show that they too are for the internationalization of space. While the grand Duke is dreaming of hot baths, their one scientist is slapping together a rocket. The U.S. and Soviets get wind of the impending launch and try and beat them to the moon. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Stop shooting at our moon!

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Auch die Kleinen wollen nach oben  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Ron Moody was only four years older than Bernard Cribbins who played his son Vincent. See more »

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[repeated line]
Grand Duchess Gloriana XIII: It's that nasty tin thing again!
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Where's Peter Sellers???
29 October 2002 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Whoa! Isn't something missing here? Another episode in the Grand Fenwick chronicles and no Peter Sellers? I mean, you got all the standard Brits, Ron Moody, Dame Maggie Rutherford, John Le Messieur and, of course, the gap-toothed Terry Thomas, but where's Peter? This movie is definitely his kind of vehicle and Bernie Cribbins does his level best-- but, it's not Peter. Rumor has it, and I've never been able to trace down the source, that Sellers was slated for this part and contracts, shooting commitments and the like served to interfere... But, we can only imagine how it would have turned out if the PS had been there.


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