The Mouse That Roared (film)

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The Mouse That Roared is a 1959 film about a small country that declares war on the United States, expecting to lose.

Directed by Jack Arnold. Written by Leonard Wibberley, based on his novel.
The Hilarious Story of How the Duchy of Grand Fenwick Waged War on the U.S. - and Won  (taglines)

Tulley Bascombe[edit]

  • There isn't a more profitable undertaking for any country than to declare war on the United States and to be defeated.
  • Remember, men. There is nothing wrong with surrendering to overwhelming powers, as long as it is done in a military manner.
  • My girl, and my bomb!

Dialogue[edit]

Prime Minster Count Rupert Mountjoy: We must declare war on the United States.
Benter: But we can never win such a war!
Prime Minster Count Rupert Mountjoy: Of course not, but we could win the peace. I've given this a lot of thought gentlemen and I'm perfectly positive that I am right. You must remember, the Americans are a very strange people. Whereas other countries rarely forgive anything, the Americans forgive anything. There isn't a more profitable undertaking for any country than to declare war on the United States and to be defeated.

Tulley Bascombe: Men of Fenwick, where you hear the name of Grand Fenwick do your hearts swell with pride?
Men of Fenwick: Yes!
Tulley Bascombe: And if your country calls will you rush to enlist?
Men of Fenwick: No!
Tulley Bascombe: Oh.

Air Raid Warden in Physics Lab: Why is it so different from an H-bomb?
Professor Alfred Kokintz: H-bomb? This new bomb is based on quodium, which is 100 times more powerful than hydrogen.
Helen Kokintz: My father uses an H-bomb just to trigger this one.

Grand Duchess Gloriana: How did the war go?
Tulley Bascombe: Well, Your Grace, we're home. Actually, there's been a slight change of plan. I know it will come as a surprise, a pleasant one, I hope, but we sort of won.

General Snippet: Remember, men, no matter what they do, don't talk.
U.S. Policeman: What if they torture us?
General Snippet: Just don't talk!
U.S. Policeman: Can we scream a little?

Taglines[edit]

  • The Hilarious Story of How the Duchy of Grand Fenwick Waged War on the U.S. - and Won
  • The New Screen Scream!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

Wikipedia