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Imitation General (1958)

Not Rated | | Comedy, War | 29 August 1958 (Finland)
Sergeant Murphy Savage impersonates a dead general in order to inspire the demoralized troops in fighting their way out of Nazi encirclement.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

William Bowers (screen play by), William Chamberlain (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... MSgt. Murphy Savage
Red Buttons ... Cpl. Chan Derby
Taina Elg ... Simone
Dean Jones ... Cpl. Terry Sellers
Kent Smith ... Brig. Gen. Charles Lane
Tige Andrews ... Pvt. Orville Hutchmeyer
John Wilder ... Lt. Jeff Clayton
Ralph Votrian ... American Pfc.
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The hilarious story of a Sergeant who 'promoted" himself to General! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After Cpl. Derby speaks gibberish of Lt. Clayton, a mortar shell is shown in a low, slow trajectory before exploding. A mortar shell would not be visible before exploding, and by the trajectory and speed, it would appear it had been thrown by hand by a crew member. See more »

Connections

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

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Because I can't give Glenn Ford one star
13 July 2019 | by lsterkSee all my reviews

What a terrible excuse for a movie. No plot or dramatic tension No reason why it had to be a general. For the few extras they bothered to use he could have been a captain. Cute looking Frenchwoman played by a Finnish actress and she fusses around screaming more than speaking.


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English | French | German

Release Date:

29 August 1958 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Imitation General See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$944,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Perspecta Sound)| 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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