The Inspector General Poster

Release Date: 1949

DVD Release Date: September 26th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
In this farcical Technicolor musical, snake oil salesman Georgi (Danny Kaye) is too honest for his own good. After his partner (Walter Slezak) fires him, the simple-minded Georgi wanders into a corrupt town where he is mistaken for a diplomat. As Georgi unknowingly enjoys his false identity, the townspeople make several botched attempts to assassinate him, believing he is a powerful politician. Matters get even more tangled, and amusing, when the real inspector general shows up.

Cast: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester, Gene Lockhart, Alan Hale, Walter Catlett, Rhys Williams

Director: Henry Koster

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Charming, Rise, Underdog, Police officer, Escape, Amusing, Hilarious, Cheeky, Small town


Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture