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The Mouse That Roared (1959) was a Comedy - War Film directed by Jack Arnold and produced by Walter Shenson and Jon Penington.

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The Mouse That Roared (1959)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 4, 2022 From 4 Star Films

There’s something illuminating about getting a movie from our neighbors across the pond that offers a winking look at American society. The movie takes its title quite literally, scaring off the Columbia lady with a critter who subsequently carries away the animated title sequence. Because the... Read full article

The Mouse That Roared (1959)

By Beatrice on Nov 9, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Mouse That Roared Directed by Jack Arnold Written by Roger MacDougall and Stanley Mann from a novel by Leonard Wibberly 1959/UK Columbia Pictures Corporation/Highroad Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Monty Python came from a rich tradition, including this Cold War satire which also fe... Read full article

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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: Do give my love to your president, will you? And Mrs. Coolidge too.

Helen Kokintz: You can turn around right now and kiss me if you want to.
Tulley Bascombe: Really?
Helen Kokintz: Really.

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Among the musical quotations used by Edwin Astley in the film were excerpts from Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides Overture", "Rule Britannia", "A Life on the Ocean Waves", "Frankie and Johnnie", a number of American marches, including a number of passages from "Our Director" and Astley's own score for The Adventures of Robin Hood.
The Marseilles and New York harbor sequences were filmed in Southampton, UK. The presence of the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner there was a lucky coincidence.
The AFI online Catalog reports the showing of this film, "The Mouse That Roared (1959)," to diplomats in Geneva, Switzerland on 23 May 1959. There was no mention of the circumstances of the showing.
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