Approved | | Comedy
An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.
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.
United States Secretary of Defense:
A fine thing, the United States and the Grand Duchy of Fenwick are at war, and it takes the F.B.I. to find out about it.
General Snippet speaks with Grand Duchess Gloriana XII in the Museum of Ancient Tortures. As Grand Duchess Gloriana XII approaches the General (both seen in profile (her left, his right)) the general's chest is illuminated from the front. The Duchess casts a shadow upon the belly of the general. However, in the next shot (general viewed from the front) the general's head casts a shadow upon his chest as he is illuminated from above and behind.
During opening credits, the ships passing back and forth erase the prior names and reveal new names.