The Inspector General

102mins1949Classic MoviesTVG
director
Henry Koster
starring
Walter SlezakGene LockhartDanny KayeBarbara BatesElsa LanchesterAlan Hale
This sparkling 1949 musical comedy stars Hollywood icon Danny Kaye (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, White Christmas) as Georgi, an illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show who escapes to a mysterious town after accidentally revealing that the elixir they?re selling is a fraud. He is arrested for vagrancy and sentenced to hang?but then the town?s corrupt officials suspect that he is actually a government inspector traveling in disguise. Loosely based on Nikolai Gogol's 1836 play of the same name, this film adaptation features the original songs ?The Inspector General? and ?Happy Times"?both performed by Kaye and written by his wife, Oscar-nominated songwriter Sylvia Fine. Co-starring Walter Slezak (Hitchcock's Lifeboat), Barbara Bates (All About Eve), Elsa Lanchester (The Bride of Frankenstein), Gene Lockhart (Miracle on 34th Street) and Alan Hale (The Adventures of Robin Hood), THE INSPECTOR GENERAL is a classic case of comedic genius?a delightful treat for both fans of Kaye and musical comedy alike.
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