History Literature / TheMouseThatRoared

13th Dec '17 5:22:08 PM nombretomado
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Like the film ''DrStrangelove'', the book (and later film) ''The Mouse That Roared'' was a farcical look at nuclear politics, though it ended on a far happier note than Kubrick's film. Wibberley wrote four {{sequel}}s to the initial novel: ''Beware of the Mouse'' (1958), ''The Mouse on the Moon'' (1962), ''The Mouse on Wall Street'' (1969), and, finally, ''The Mouse that saved the West'' (1981). Each of them follows the same basic formula -- the Duchy of Grand Fenwick triumphs over the powerful nations of the Earth in some improbable way.

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Like the film ''DrStrangelove'', ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the book (and later film) ''The Mouse That Roared'' was a farcical look at nuclear politics, though it ended on a far happier note than Kubrick's film. Wibberley wrote four {{sequel}}s to the initial novel: ''Beware of the Mouse'' (1958), ''The Mouse on the Moon'' (1962), ''The Mouse on Wall Street'' (1969), and, finally, ''The Mouse that saved the West'' (1981). Each of them follows the same basic formula -- the Duchy of Grand Fenwick triumphs over the powerful nations of the Earth in some improbable way.
22nd Aug '17 11:14:36 AM GrammarNavi
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** ''The Mouse fill-in-the-scenario'' film series ran on this trope. In ''The Mouse'' ''[[RecycledInSpace On The Moon.]]'' the prime Minister of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, desperate for indoor plumbing, tries to milk aid out of the US after their main export of wine has turned explosive by asking for cash for a space program. The US, seeing a cheap way to look like they are helping to make space international without doing something as stupid as helping another nation get an advantage over them in the space race by funding someone competent, gives them a million dollars. Keen to top this, the [[SovietRussia Soviets]] send them an old rocket, which the PM plans to turn into a boiler for the new hot water system. The Scientist from ''The Mouse That Roared'' discovers how to make an anti-gravity mix out of [[ItMakesSenseInContext the explosive wine]] and without telling the PM that he is really planning to go to the moon, takes off successfully.

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** ''The Mouse fill-in-the-scenario'' film series ran on this trope. In ''The Mouse'' ''[[RecycledInSpace On The Moon.]]'' the prime Minister of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, desperate for indoor plumbing, tries to milk aid out of the US after their main export of wine has turned explosive by asking for cash for a space program. The US, seeing a cheap way to look like they are helping to make space international without doing something as stupid as helping another nation get an advantage over them in the space race by funding someone competent, gives them a million dollars. Keen to top this, the [[SovietRussia [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviets]] send them an old rocket, which the PM plans to turn into a boiler for the new hot water system. The Scientist from ''The Mouse That Roared'' discovers how to make an anti-gravity mix out of [[ItMakesSenseInContext the explosive wine]] and without telling the PM that he is really planning to go to the moon, takes off successfully.
12th May '17 10:33:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* WorstNewsJudgementEver: At one point in the movie, a BBC announcer gives the news briefs from around the world, all concerning the US losing to Grand Fenwick... except for the US, where the big news is the latest NFL scores.

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* WorstNewsJudgementEver: At one point in the movie, a BBC announcer gives the news briefs from around the world, all concerning the US losing to Grand Fenwick... except for the US, where the big news is the latest NFL [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]] scores.
16th Apr '17 2:39:05 PM nombretomado
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The third novel, ''The Mouse on the Moon'', was made into another film in 1963 and features Grand Fenwick winning the TheSpaceRace.

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The third novel, ''The Mouse on the Moon'', was made into another film in 1963 and features Grand Fenwick winning the TheSpaceRace.UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace.
19th Jan '17 5:00:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PlacebotinumEffect [[spoiler:Possibly subverted at the end of the movie, as the Q-Bomb's lights flicker on after a mouse crawls out of the "dud".]]

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* PlacebotinumEffect PlacebotinumEffect: [[spoiler:Possibly subverted at the end of the movie, as the Q-Bomb's lights flicker on after a mouse crawls out of the "dud".]]
6th Nov '15 9:20:58 PM mlsmithca
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* Creator/PeterSellers
6th Nov '15 8:20:39 PM freesefan
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* DoomsdayDevice: [[spoiler: It works in the most effective way: everyone's afraid of it going off... and it's broken.]]

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* CreditsGag: The typical Columbia logo is replaced by a live-action model, who runs away, scared of a mouse.
* DoomsdayDevice: [[spoiler: It works in the most effective way: everyone's afraid of it going off... and it's broken.]]
7th Sep '15 1:06:47 PM nombretomado
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To prevent the worst, the Fenwickers devise an ingenious plan: To declare war on the USA, get defeated, and then allow themselves to be reimbursed by American subsidies. Soon, a troop of twenty-four longbowmen in mail armor boards a ship to NewYorkCity with the intent to surrender to the American authorities -- [[SpringtimeForHitler only to run into unexpected obstacles.]]

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To prevent the worst, the Fenwickers devise an ingenious plan: To declare war on the USA, get defeated, and then allow themselves to be reimbursed by American subsidies. Soon, a troop of twenty-four longbowmen in mail armor boards a ship to NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity with the intent to surrender to the American authorities -- [[SpringtimeForHitler only to run into unexpected obstacles.]]
2nd Sep '15 5:01:20 AM Mdumas43073
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* EekAMouse: The film opens with this gag, with the torch-bearing gal in the Columbia Pictures logo fleeing off her pedestal upon seeing a mouse.

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* EekAMouse: The film opens with a LogoJoke featuring this gag, with the torch-bearing gal in the Columbia Pictures logo fleeing off her pedestal upon seeing a mouse.
2nd Sep '15 5:00:12 AM Mdumas43073
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The third novel, ''The Mouse on the Moon'' was made into another film in 1963 and features Grand Fenwick winning the TheSpaceRace.

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The third novel, ''The Mouse on the Moon'' Moon'', was made into another film in 1963 and features Grand Fenwick winning the TheSpaceRace.
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