The Inspector General

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

This loose musical-comedy adaptation of the famous Gogol play is primarily a showcase for the many talents of Danny Kaye. Mistaken for an emissary of the czar, Georgi (Kaye), an illiterate medicine show sideman, is welcomed by a group of corrupt small-town Russian officials with all the respect due a royal inspector. Kaye sings, dances, and mugs his way...read more

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This loose musical-comedy adaptation of the famous Gogol play is primarily a showcase for the many talents of Danny Kaye. Mistaken for an emissary of the czar, Georgi (Kaye), an illiterate medicine show sideman, is welcomed by a group of corrupt small-town Russian officials with all the

respect due a royal inspector. Kaye sings, dances, and mugs his way through the film in his inimitable fashion, particularly shining on "The Gypsy Drinking Song," a wonderful comic piece cowritten by his wife, Silvia Fine, and Johnny Mercer.

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  • Review: This loose musical-comedy adaptation of the famous Gogol play is primarily a showcase for the many talents of Danny Kaye. Mistaken for an emissary of the czar, Georgi (Kaye), an illiterate medicine show sideman, is welcomed by a group of corrupt small-town… (more)

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