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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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You'll roar at the further adventures of "The Mouse That Roared" 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although other characters from the earlier film appear (PM Rupert Mountjoy and his opposition leader Benter) David Kossoff, who played Kokintz, was the only principal cast member of The Mouse That Roared (1959) who returned to play the same role in this sequel. 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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Follows The Mouse That Roared (1959) See more »

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A Great Political Satire
7 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best political satires I have ever seen. Ironically, I saw this film before I saw the predecessor, The Mouse That Roared, and I still have yet to see all of that film. I really enjoyed the fact that this film poked fun at how obsessed the United States and the Soviet Union were on the space race that they didn't know how the Duchy of Grand Fenwick beat them in the construction of a rocket to the moon. Bernard Cribbins, Ron Moody and David Kossoff were all exceptional in this film and they made it an enjoyable experience. Too bad this or the original "Mouse" film are rarely, if ever shown on television anymore.


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