The Mouse That Roared (1959)




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Movie Info

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


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

All Critics (18)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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August 9, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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
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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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