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The Mouse on the Moon (1963)




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From Richard Lester, the director of 1980's Superman II and the 1964 A Hard Day's Night, comes this less-successful sequel to the The Mouse that Roared. The Prime Minister of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick (Ron Moody) is in a bind because he has no money to renovate his castle and there is a serious problem with his small country's main export, wine. The stuff tends to explode. So the Prime Minister asks the U.S. for aid to develop space research, knowing full well they are not going to give him money to remodel his castle. Once the U.S. grants a cool million to the country, Russia adds in a used rocket, and things start popping. Like it or not, the Duchy is suddenly involved in space research and contributing to the madness is the discovery that its unique wine makes good rocket fuel. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Margaret Rutherford
as Grand Duchess Gloriana
Bernard Cribbins
as Vincent Mountjoy
Ron Moody
as Mountjoy
David Kossoff
as Prof. Kokintz
as Spender
June Ritchie
as Cynthia
John Le Mesurier
as British Delegate
Michael Trubshawe
as British Aide
John Phillips
as Bracewell
Tom Aldredge
as Wendover
Peter Sallis
as Russian Delegate
Jan Conrad
as Russian Aide
Hugh Lloyd
as Plumber
Archie Duncan
as American General
Richard Marner
as Russian Air Force General
John Bluthal
as Von Neidel
Clive Dunn (II)
as Bandleader
Kevin Scott
as American Journalist
Guy Deghy
as German Scientist
Frankie Howerd
as Fenwickian
Gerald Anderson
as Members of Whitehall Conference
Robin Bailey
as 5th Member
Ed Bishop
as 1st U.S. Astronaut
Bill Edwards
as American Astronaut
Laurence Herder
as 1st Russian Astronaut
Harvey Hall
as Russian Cosmonaut
George Chisholm
as Wine Waiter
Stringer Davis
as 1st Councillor
Frank Duncan
as News Announcer
Bruce Lacey
as Bandleader
Frank Lieberman
as American Civilian
Graham Stark
as Standard Bearer
John Wood
as Countryman
Gordon Phillott
as Civil Servant
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Critic Reviews for The Mouse on the Moon

All Critics (7)

Still funny follow-up to classic "The Mouse That Roared.

February 21, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

good fun

September 19, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

The film is blunt in its satire, wildly funny in spots and generally amusing.

November 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Early Richard Lester film that suggests the fireworks to soon come with his Beatle films

August 14, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Mouse on the Moon


No Peter Sellers in this sequel to The Mouse That Roared so they're already fighting an uphill battle, but still managing to produce a pleasing return to the Duchy of Grand Fenwick. This time the 5x3 mile principality enters the space race with foreign aid money from the United States, procured by the crooked Prime Minister wonderfully played by Ron Moody who intends to use the funds to install indoor plumbing in the royal castle! But his starry-eyed son and the head scientist have other plans for the rocket donated by the Soviet Union, who have to appear equal to the Americans in generosity. Playful political humor satirizes the superpowers' preoccupation to conquer space, and this English production enjoys poking fun at it's own country's impotence in the matter. There's a completely useless romantic subplot and the sight gags dry up after an hour, but overall the film achieves successful reentry.

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