We trawled through the old video collection last night, and found The Mouse That Roared, which I think was on television quite recently. So this 50-year-old film hadn’t been lying around waiting for too long. I was under the impression I’d already seen it, many years ago, but not even with my shocking memory would I have forgotten this film.
What it really was, was an early episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. minus the secret agents. We had the miniature European state, the castle, the royal family, the German sounding scientist with a beautiful daughter, and some unlikely things happening.
For those who don’t know it, the mad people of Fenwick invade New York, hoping to lose. Only, they win, of course.
The Resident IT Consultant kept marvelling over how easy it was to make an entertaining film so cheaply. Maybe some of that was having Peter Sellers play several parts. Southampton did well as New York, but at least they appear to have had a real Frenchman play the real Frenchman.