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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
Taina Elg ...
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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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Lt. Jeff Clayton
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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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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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A Master Seargant in the Army impersonates his fallen General to boost morale with his troops.
21 June 2000 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

This is a great 1958 film that is very hard to find! It stars Glenn Ford who plays a Master Sergeant in the army who impersonates his fallen General to boost morale for his troops in France 1944. There is one soldier ,brilliantly played by Tige Andrews, who was once Master Sergeant Hutchmire but now Private Hutchmire "Hutch", who is out to get Murph (Ford), and knows nothing about Murphs charade to be the General. There is great humor and a lot of action. It may be even more enjoyable if you know French because they speak French some of the time when speaking to a beautiful French woman (Taina Elg - who reminds me of a French Helen Hunt) who's house they confiscate as their headquarters. A lot of fun. A true piece of Hollywood masterpiece. There is a plot to kill the Nazi's and a sub plot to not let Fords identity be found out by the only soldier who knows his true identity


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