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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
Tige Andrews ...
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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It's that "Don't go near the Water" Guy... in the wildest "SNAFU" the Army ever knew! See more »

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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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Glenn Ford and Red Buttons at their best.
22 February 2001 | by (Milton, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Imitation General is an absolutely hilarious tale set during World War II. Glenn Ford's portrayal as a Army sergeant who impersonates an officer is well worth seeing. Supporting roles played by Red Buttons, Dean Jones and Tige Andrews add to the mayhem. This is classic comedy from the late 1950's and should be released to video for the next generation to enjoy.


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