History Literature / TheMouseThatRoared

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.
2nd Sep '15 4:58:03 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Mouse That Roared'' is a 1955 novel by Irish-American author Leonard Wibberley, which was adapted into a 1959 film starring Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/WilliamHartnell, and Jean Seberg.

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''The '''''The Mouse That Roared'' Roared''''' is a 1955 novel by Irish-American author Leonard Wibberley, which was adapted into a 1959 film starring Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/WilliamHartnell, and Jean Seberg.
14th Aug '15 2:41:16 PM TonyG
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* ImNotHungry

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* ImNotHungryImNotHungry: General Snippet stubbornly insists on the bare minimum requirements for prisoners of war, as stated by the Geneva Convention, all while his men are wined and dined at the grand hall.


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* TheShortWar: America loses to Grand Fenwick in half an hour, before anyone is even fully aware that there was a war in the first place.


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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.
30th Jul '15 1:42:53 AM Geoduck
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Dr. Kokintz has his moments.



* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: The Q-Bomb.



* DoubleVision
* ElementsDoNotWorkThatWay

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* DoubleVision
DoubleVision: Peter Sellers' three characters interact with each other in this fashion.
* ElementsDoNotWorkThatWayDrivingADesk: Numerous examples in the film.
* 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.



* FunWithSubtitles: At one point Tully has a "conversation" with a cheerfully garrulous Frenchman; the audience gets subtitles to learn what the man is saying, but the scene ends with one of his countrymen asking Tully what the man said, and Tully saying in English "I don't know, I don't speak French." This comment is subtitled in English.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRolesLoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: Peter Sellers, as was so often the case.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Tully towards Helen in the movie.



* MistakenForAliens

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* MistakenForAliensMistakenForAliens: The invading Fenwickians.



** ''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 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 successfully.
20th Jul '15 8:46:00 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ActingForTwo: Peter Sellers plays three different roles in the film. Lampshaded by the film itself, with the joke that the founder of Grand Fenwick was, in every possible sense, the "father of his country."



* TalkingToHimself
22nd Mar '15 2:25:03 PM SpectralTime
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* ActingForTwo: Peter Sellers plays three different roles.

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* ActingForTwo: Peter Sellers plays three different roles.roles in the film. Lampshaded by the film itself, with the joke that the founder of Grand Fenwick was, in every possible sense, the "father of his country."
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