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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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Margaret Rutherford ...
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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
Eric Barker ...
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Hugh Lloyd ...
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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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Director Richard Lester's first film for United Artists Corporation. See more »

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Grand Duchess Gloriana XIII: It's that nasty tin thing again!
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An entirely different line of research
17 May 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

That noted country The Grand Duchy Of Fenwick manages to overtake both the Americans and the Russians in the space race in a delightful British comedy, The Mouse On The Moon. That only seems right because Grand Fenwick nearly controlled the world in The Mouse That Roared.

How did this country do it? Well for starters it got an American loan for research and the Russian loan of one of their rockets. Americans and Russians each looking to outsmart the other in international diplomacy and Fenwickian Prime Minister Ron Moody outsmarting them with of all things, honesty. You have to see the film to see how it plays out.

Secondly the Fenwickians have scientist David Kossoff with a trusty assistant Bernard Cribbins who is also Moody's son and Kossoff is shall we say pursuing an entirely different line of research in his efforts to find fuel. As it turns out Grand Fenwick already has the perfect rocket fuel, but it needed a mind like Kossoff's to refine it. Again you have to see the film for what it is and how it works.

Margaret Rutherford is back as the Grand Duchess Of Fenwick presiding with regal medieval splendor in this insignificant piece of European real estate. And Terry-Thomas is a splendid British spy whom the Fenwickians help somewhat in his mission.

Sad that Peter Sellers couldn't be in the film, the part that Bernard Cribbins plays was clearly written with him in mind. Still this comedy is another fine one from the United Kingdom.


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