The Mouse that Roared

TitleThe Mouse that Roared
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1959
AuthorsArnold, Jack
Running Time1h 23min
Date Released07/17/1959
DistributorColumbia Pictures
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication LanguageEnglish

The Mouse That Roared is a 1959 British satirical comedy film on "Ban The Bomb," slogan of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the late 1950s, based on Leonard Wibberley's novel The Mouse That Roared (1955).  When the tiny nation of Grand Fenwick's only export, a special wine, begins to be produced in California, their entire economy collapses. Things look dire until Prime Minister Rupert Mountjoy (Peter Sellers) points out that no country that has declared war on the United States has ever gone hungry, because of the American largesse toward its defeated enemies to rebuild the defeated nation's economy. When Field Marshall Tully Bascombe (Peter Sellers) and the 23 other men in the Grand Fenwick army invade the United States, their plan to immediately surrender unravels.

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