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The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 17 June 1963 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Grand Duchess Gloriana XIII
... Prime Minister Rupert Mountjoy
... Vincent Mountjoy
... Professor Kokintz
... Maurice Spender (as Terry Thomas)
... Cynthia
... British Delegate
... Bracewell - U.S. Delegate
Eric Barker ... M.I.5. Man
Roddy McMillan ... Benter
... Wendover
... British Aide
... Russian Delegate
... Bandleader
Hugh Lloyd ... Plumber
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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! See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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17 June 1963 (USA)  »

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Auch die Kleinen wollen nach oben  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Director Richard Lester's first film for United Artists Corporation. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie when the world is shown, it's spinning in the wrong direction. See more »

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[repeated line]
Grand Duchess Gloriana XIII: It's that nasty tin thing again!
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RE: Good Sequel!
27 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

I disagree with the other critics who say this doesn't live up to the original. I think that even without Peter Sellers, that this sequel stands on its own two feet. The script was incredibly funny, from start to finish. There are so many nice touches by the screenwriter; it's hard to list them all. However, the touch of having the astronauts and cosmonauts being forced to return in the Fenwick rocketship - is just brilliant! The major drawback with this script is the lead's love interest, the blonde girl. She really feels like a fifth wheel throughout much of the film, and her subplot isn't dynamic enough. However, overall there are plenty of jokes strewn throughout the story, and the direction and editing is also spot-on.


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