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The Inspector General (1933)

Revizor (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 24 November 1937 (USA)
Vlasta Burian appears in a town of Czarist Russia impersonating an Inspector General, and he is entertained lavishly by the local political-hacks and peasants seeking his favor for whatever... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Fric

Writers:

Nikolay Gogol (play) (as Nikolai Gogol), Prof. Mathesius (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vlasta Burian ... Ivan Alexandrovic Chlestakov
Jaroslav Marvan ... Mayor Anton Antonovich Skvoznik-Dmukhanovsky
Václav Trégl ... Servant Josef
Josef Vosalík Josef Vosalík ... Pyotr Ivanovich Bobsinsky
Alois Dvorský Alois Dvorský ... Pyotr Ivanovich Dobsinsky
Josef Rovenský Josef Rovenský ... Postmaster Ivan Kuzmich Shpekin
Frantisek Cerný ... The Innkeeper
Theodor Pistek ... Judge Amos Fyodorovich Lyapkin-Tyapkin
Frantisek Hlavatý Frantisek Hlavatý ... School Commissioner
Frantisek Kreuzmann
Zdenka Baldová ... Mme. Anna Andreyevna Skvoznik-Dmukhanovskaya
Ella Nollová Ella Nollová ... Prayer
Josef Gruss Josef Gruss ... Mayor's servant
Ferdinand Jarkovský Ferdinand Jarkovský ... Waiter
Eman Fiala Eman Fiala ... Greengrocer
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Vlasta Burian appears in a town of Czarist Russia impersonating an Inspector General, and he is entertained lavishly by the local political-hacks and peasants seeking his favor for whatever they are advocating or need fixed. Burain is involved in a series of comical situations as he takes everything he can gets his hands on while the peasants, who must plead for the betterment of their conditions, are left on the outside-looking-in. He makes his escape just as the real Inspector General is set to appear, but those-in-need will be no better off when the real McCoy shows up then they were with Burian. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

24 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Inspector General See more »

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Production Co:

Meissner Film Prague See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play by Nikolai Vassilievitch Gogol was presented in a repertory company at the Majestic Theater beginning on February 16, 1935. See more »

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Version of Délibábok országa (1983) See more »

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Banned in Germany and Austria, but okay in Peoria and Podunk. Figures.
18 June 2006 | by horn-5See all my reviews

An adaptation of the book/play---"Revizor"--- written by Nikolai Gogol, in 1836, which was a sharp satirical indictment of the Czarist regime, which blasted open the abuses, political vices and bribery that were rampant in the country.

Vlasta Burian appears in a town of Czarist Russia impersonating an Inspector General, and he is entertained lavishly by the local political-hacks and peasants seeking his favor for whatever they are advocating or need fixed. Burain is involved in a series of comical situations as he takes everything he can gets his hands on while the peasants, who make please for the betterment of their conditions, are left out outside-looking-in. He makes his escape just as the real Inspector General is set to appear, but those-in-need will be no better off when the real McCoy shows up then they were with Burian.

In the 1949 version from Warners, with Danny Kaye in the role played by Vlasta Burian, put him in the position through a comedy-of-errors and, unlike, Burian, Kaye had no intent-to-defraud.

The US release of this 1933 film wasn't until 1937 when it played at the Squire Theatre in NYC, with Czech dialogue and English sub-titles.


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