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Director:
Writers:
Philip Rapp (screenplay) and
Harry Kurnitz (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
31 December 1949 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
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User Reviews:
Spectacular and spectacular! See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Danny Kaye ... Georgi
Walter Slezak ... Yakov

Barbara Bates ... Leza

Elsa Lanchester ... Maria

Gene Lockhart ... The Mayor

Alan Hale ... Kovatch
Walter Catlett ... Colonel Castine

Rhys Williams ... Inspector General
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benny Baker ... Telecki (uncredited)
Leonard Bremen ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Robert Cherry ... Peasant (uncredited)
Frank Conlan ... OId Villager (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Helena Dare ... Townwoman (uncredited)
Bryn Davis ... Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
George Davis ... Ladislaus (uncredited)
Abe Dinovitch ... Peasant (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Sentry (uncredited)
Robert Filmer ... Sentry (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Burbis (uncredited)
Karen Hale ... Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Lew Hearn ... Izzick (uncredited)
Sam Hearn ... Gizzick (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Goatherd (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Deaf Villager (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Villager (uncredited)
Joleen King ... Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Marc Krah ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Gracille LaVinder ... Townwoman (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Lazlo (uncredited)
Ida Moore ... Old Villager (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Villager (uncredited)
Alix Nagy ... Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Viertel - the Woodchopper (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva ... Gregor (uncredited)
Barbara Pepper ... Buxom Villager (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Bela (uncredited)
Maudie Prickett ... Townwoman (uncredited)
Harry Raven ... Sentry (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Sentry (uncredited)
Lester Sharpe ... Sentry (uncredited)
Pepi Sinoff ... Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Townsman (uncredited)
Joan Vohs ... Peasant Girl (uncredited)
Audrey Winn ... Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Jeff York ... Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Koster 
 
Writing credits
Philip Rapp (screenplay) and
Harry Kurnitz (screenplay)

Nikolai Gogol (suggested by a play by)

Ben Hecht  uncredited

Produced by
Sylvia Fine .... associate producer
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Green 
 
Cinematography by
Elwood Bredell (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Rudi Fehr 
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean 
 
Costume Design by
Travilla (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Leonora Sabine .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Al Alleborn .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Lueker .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set constructor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
C.A. Riggs .... sound
Treg Brown .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Edwin B. DuPar .... special effects (as Edwin DuPar)
 
Stunts
Bert LeBaron .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Saul Butner .... gaffer (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Eugene Richee .... still photographer (uncredited)
Stanley Young .... grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Johnny Green .... musical director
 
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Mitchell Kovaleski .... associate technicolor color director
Eugene Loring .... choreography
William J. Hole Jr. .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)
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Runtime:
102 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1950) | USA:Approved (PCA #13361)

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Trivia:
Nikolai Gogol's play, "The Inspector General" opened in St. Petersburg, Russia. in April 1836.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Poor editing (redundancy): When Yakov is first hawking his elixir, and about to reveal Danny's "head" on the serving plate, he picks it up and turns in a far shot, and then immediately, in a closer shot, it shows almost exactly the same motion.See more »
Quotes:
Yakov:You'll regret this, you fat-faced village idiot!
The Mayor:What! You... you... How dare you!
Yakov:Keep your dirty hands off me, you misbegotten peasants!
The Mayor:Tie him up!
Yakov:The Emperor will tear this stinking village down over your ears, you thieving lard-bucket! Heads will roll here like marbles - yours first, and then this flea-ridden sack of nothing you call the Inspector General!
Inspector General:Oh! Why, he's insane! Take him away! Take him away!
Yakov:This isn't the Inspector General! Don't make me laugh! The great Emperor wouldn't appoint a thing like this to a post of such importance! THIS is your Inspector General! Here! His carriage, his manner, his bearing. Gentlemen, take your choice.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Al-mufattish al-amm (1956)See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Spectacular and spectacular!, 2 February 2007
Author: drystyx from United States

This is a movie! Danny Kaye is one of the lost gems. His movies are almost all classics. Whatever they lacked on the drawing board, he added to. This one was a classic story line guaranteed to be great. Some scripts are just great. "Arsenic and Old Lace", "The Front Page", movies like these are destined to be entertaining no matter how badly done. When done well, they are spectacular and spectacular! Kaye is a poor slob who thinks he is going to be hanged by a corrupt town, but then events take place which I won't spoil in this review. Trust me, you won't stop laughing. The voting for this movie indicates men like it slightly more than women. Danny Kaye was a man's man, and his heroines were always men's women, the kind so perfectly beautiful that female viewers can't help but get jealous. Female viewers like the plain Jane as female leads, like in the movies of the last twenty years. In this movie, the lead female is one of the most gorgeous you'll ever see. Kaye always managed to get paired with the most beautiful girl in the show. Then there's Danny Kaye's pure talent. He sings not only with talent, but with affection and timing. Perfect comic genius makes him a delight to watch. And the rest of the cast is splendid. Not just one of the best comedies, but one of the best movies of all time.

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