The Mouse That Roared (1959)




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In this film, the tiny country of Grand Fenwick faces economic ruin when their chief export of wine loses out to a California vintage. They declare war on the United States, hoping to receive money to rebuild the country after they lose. However, things don't go according to plan.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Peter Sellers
as Tully Bascombe, Grand Duchess Gloriana XII, Prime Minis
Jean Seberg
as Helen Kokintz
Leo McKern
as Benter
David Kossoff
as Prof. Kokintz
William Hartnell
as Will Buckley
Colin Gordon
as BBC Announcer
Stuart Saunders
as Cunard Captain
Bill Edwards
as Army Captain
Bill Nagy
as US Policeman
Monte Landis
as Cobbley
Monty Landis
as Cobbley
Austin Willis
as US Secretary of Defense
Mavis Villiers
as Telephone Operator
Billy Edwards
as Army Captain
Guy Deghy
as Soviet Ambassador
George Margo
as O'Hara
Robert O'Neill
as Reporter
Larry Cross
as Chester Beston
Jacques Cey
as Ticket Collector
Robin Gatehouse
as Mulligan
Charles Clay
as British Ambassador
Ken Stanley
as Cunard 2nd Officer
Henry de Bray
as French Ambassador
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Critic Reviews for The Mouse That Roared

All Critics (18)

Sátira anti-belicista que envelheceu mal e cuja relevância diz respeito apenas à performance de Sellers como a grã-duquesa de Fenwick.

March 30, 2008
Cinema em Cena

Sellers distinguished himself only in his role in drag.

Full Review… | January 20, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Quirky little cult movie

January 5, 2005
Lawrence Journal-World

Even hilarious today; politics haven't changed!

October 26, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

A welcome return to a more innocent time in geopolitics. Also be sure to catch the mod! fab! DVD preview for Dr. Strangelove.

September 26, 2004
Low IQ Canadian

Quote not available.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

Audience Reviews for The Mouse That Roared


Peter Sellers plays multiple roles in this nearly infectious yarn about an imaginary tiny and bankrupt duchy in the Swiss Alps that declares war on the United States in order to remain solvent. It's more cute than actually good.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

It's very silly, but not in a clever way.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

I'm not a big fan of Sellers, but I really liked him in this movie, it's really hilarious, and he starts that trend where the same actor plays multiple characters in the same movie. The story is good too. I really liked this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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