1959 Cold War comedy starring Peter Sellers


The Mouse That Roared - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Mouse That Roared was made into a 1959 film starring Peter Sellers in three roles - (Duchess Gloriana XII; Count Rupert Mountjoy, the Prime Minister; and Tully Bascomb, the military leader). It co-starred Jean Seberg (as Helen Kokintz, as an added love interest). Other cast members included: William Hartnell (as Sergeant-at-Arms Will Buckley), David Kossoff (as Professor Alfred Kokintz), Leo McKern (as Benter, the Opposition Leader), MacDonald Parke (as General Snippet), and Austin Willis (as the United States Secretary of Defense). ..."

Cast and Crew

Leo McKernBenter
Peter SellersTully Bascombe, Grand Duchess Gloriana XII, Prime Minister Count Rupert Mountjoy

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The Mouse That Roared (1959), 8 Jul 2003


Memorial Day Alternative, by Butler Shaffer, 16 May 2007
Short summaries of anti-war films with rankings in terms of importance
"... the Peter Sellers classic about a European duchy that figures the best way out of its financial difficulties is to wage war on America, and then receive post-war foreign aid."


The Mouse That Roared (1959), by Stephen W. Carson
"The tiniest country in the world has fallen on hard economic times and decides on a novel way of getting out of their fix. The Prime Minister's proposal: 'There isn't a more profitable undertaking for any country than to declare war on the United States ...' ... A fun film that lampoons the state while also showing its insanely destructive nature."


The Mouse that Roared TRailer, 1959
Includes some memorable (and amusing) scenes