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The Inspector General (1949)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Dec 26, 2000

Running Time
1 hour, 42 minutes

Country USA

Studio Warner Brothers

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Other Titles
• The Inspector General
• Der Falsche Revisor (1950)
• Der Generalinspektor (1950)
• Happy Times

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Genre: Comedy, Musical, Mistaken Identity, Role-switching, Deception, Satire, Courtroom, Blackmail, Spy, Period Piece

Plot: When a town clown (Danny Kaye) is forced to impersonate a visiting inspector general, he soon becomes the target for murder and mayhem. This charming musical, based on the play REVIZOR by Russian dramatist Nikolai Gogol, features the inimitable comic jester Danny Kaye, and talented stars such as Barbara Bates and Alan Hale.

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 Directed by
Henry Koster
Harvey, The Bishop's Wife, The Robe
 Written by
Nikolai Gogol
The Demon's Mask, Taras Bulba, Viy
Harry Kurnitz
How to Steal a Million, Hatari!, Shadow of the Thin Man
Elsa Lanchester
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Danny Kaye
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Walter Slezak
Lifeboat, People Will Talk, The Pirate
Barbara Bates
All About Eve, Cheaper by the Dozen, Johnny Belinda
Gene Lockhart
His Girl Friday, Miracle on 34th Street, Meet John Doe
Alan Hale
It Happened One Night, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk
Walter Catlett
Bringing Up Baby, Pinocchio, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
 Music By
Sylvia Fine
The Five Pennies, Knock on Wood
Johnny Green
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