Cinema: Lunar Buffoonery

The Mouse on the Moon. Like so many Son of and So-and-So Meets sequels, this offspring of 1959's The Mouse That Roared just barely squeaks by. Sorely missed is Peter Sellers, who in the triple role of Grand Duchess Gloriana of Grand Fenwick, Prime Minister Mountjoy and Field Marshal Bascombe managed to make Roared an off-beat tour de force. Neither waggish, wrattled Margaret Rutherford as the 1963 model Gloriana nor fatuous, foppish Ron Moody as the new Mountjoy manages to do more than add tricks to what is already too tricky.

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