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Imitation General (1958)

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Master Sgt. "Murph" Savage impersonates a fallen general in the hope of inspiring his fellow soldiers to bravely fight their way out of a Nazi ensnarement. He might succeed if he can avoid ... See full summary »

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MSgt. Murphy Savage
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Cpl. Chan Derby
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Cpl. Terry Sellers
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Brig. Gen. Charles Lane
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Pvt. Orville Hutchmeyer
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Master Sgt. "Murph" Savage impersonates a fallen general in the hope of inspiring his fellow soldiers to bravely fight their way out of a Nazi ensnarement. He might succeed if he can avoid the one soldier who knows his true identity. Written by Adam Thomas <summoner@cyberspace.org>

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29 August 1958 (Finland)  »

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General improvisado  »

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NBC originally scheduled this film for broadcast on November 23, 1963. However it was canceled due to coverage of the death of President John F. Kennedy, and it wasn't broadcast until January 11, 1964. See more »

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Referenced in L'imitation du cinéma (1960) See more »

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Seriously, it's really humorous.
4 April 1999 | by (Spokane, Washington) – See all my reviews

This is Glenn Ford at his best. Serious, humorous and down right hilarious. As a veteran I can see this really happening.


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