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The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

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.

Director:

Richard Lester

Writers:

Leonard Wibberley (novel), Michael Pertwee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Rutherford ... Grand Duchess Gloriana XIII
Ron Moody ... Prime Minister Rupert Mountjoy
Bernard Cribbins ... Vincent Mountjoy
David Kossoff ... Professor Kokintz
Terry-Thomas ... Maurice Spender (as Terry Thomas)
June Ritchie ... Cynthia
John Le Mesurier ... British Delegate
John Phillips ... Bracewell - U.S. Delegate
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... M.I.5. Man
Roddy McMillan Roddy McMillan ... Benter
Tom Aldredge ... Wendover
Michael Trubshawe ... British Aide
Peter Sallis ... Russian Delegate
Clive Dunn ... Bandleader
Hugh Lloyd Hugh Lloyd ... Plumber
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

17 June 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auch die Kleinen wollen nach oben See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walter Shenson Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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 De muis die brulde (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 »

Quotes

Maurice Spender: I read your letter in the Times. Rushed over here post-haste.
Professor Kokintz: How nice.
Maurice Spender: I say. I'm extremely excited to see those Botherbinks.
Professor Kokintz: Botherbinks? Bobolinks.
Maurice Spender: No, that's what I said, didn't I? Bob... bob... bobolinks.
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Where's Peter Sellers???
29 October 2002 | by artzauSee 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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