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The Inspector General ()


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A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise.

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Georgi
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Yakov
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Leza
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Maria
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The Mayor
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Kovatch
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Colonel Castine
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Inspector General
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Telecki (uncredited)
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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)
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Burbis (uncredited)
Karen Hale ...
Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
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Izzick (uncredited)
Sam Hearn ...
Gizzick (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ...
Goatherd (uncredited)
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Deaf Villager (uncredited)
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Villager (uncredited)
Joleen King ...
Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
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Gypsy (uncredited)
Gracille LaVinder ...
Townwoman (uncredited)
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Lazlo (uncredited)
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Old Villager (uncredited)
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Villager (uncredited)
Alix Nagy ...
Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ...
Viertel - the Woodchopper (uncredited)
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Gregor (uncredited)
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Buxom Villager (uncredited)
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Bela (uncredited)
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Townwoman (uncredited)
Harry Raven ...
Sentry (uncredited)
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Sentry (uncredited)
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Sentry (uncredited)
Pepi Sinoff ...
Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Joan Vohs ...
Peasant Girl (uncredited)
Audrey Winn ...
Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henry Koster

Written by

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Philip Rapp ... (screenplay) and
Harry Kurnitz ... (screenplay)
 
Nikolay Gogol ... (suggested by a play by) (as Nikolai Gogol)
 
Ben Hecht ... () (uncredited)

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Sylvia Fine ... associate producer
Jerry Wald ... producer

Music by

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Johnny Green

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Elwood Bredell ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Rudi Fehr

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Robert M. Haas ... (as Robert Haas)

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Fred M. MacLean

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Travilla ... (costumes)

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Frank McCoy ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Leonora Sabine ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Al Alleborn ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arthur Lueker ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Donald P. Desmond ... set constructor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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C.A. Riggs ... sound
Treg Brown ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Edwin B. DuPar ... special effects (as Edwin DuPar)

Stunts

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Bert LeBaron ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Saul Butner ... gaffer (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle ... camera operator (uncredited)
Eugene Richee ... still photographer (uncredited)
Stanley Young ... grip (uncredited)

Music Department

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Johnny Green ... musical director
Paul Salamunovich ... singer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Natalie Kalmus ... technicolor color director
Mitchell Kovaleski ... associate technicolor color director
Eugene Loring ... choreography
William J. Hole Jr. ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town's corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector general whom they think is traveling in disguise. Fearing he will discover they've been pocketing tax money, they make several bungled attempts to kill him. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Also Known As
  • Happy Times (United States)
  • Vive Monsieur le maire! (France)
  • Vive monsieur le maire (France)
  • El inspector general (Spain)
  • L'ispettore generale (Italy)
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  • 102 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Nikolay Gogol's play, "The Inspector General" opened in St. Petersburg, Russia. in April 1836. See more »
Goofs When Yakov first reads the note from Leza we can see it says "They are trying to kill you. Don't go near the barn." Later, when the woodchopper reads it he says "Don't go near the barn. They are trying to kill you." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982). See more »
Soundtracks The Medicine Show See more »
Quotes Kovatch: Oh, I love my family, but I'd give my six kids to get rid of my wife.
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