The Inspector General
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The satirical bite of Gogol's play The Government Inspector is dispensed with in favor of traditional Danny Kaye buffoonery in The Inspector General. Kaye plays the illiterate stooge of two-bit medicine-show- entrepreneur Walter Slezak. Abandoned by Slezak, the starving Kaye wanders into a corruption-ridden Russian village, which is all geared up for a visit from the Inspector General. Mistaking Kaye for that selfsame royal inspector, the townsfolk fawn on the confused Kaye, granting him his every whim and plying him with all sorts of bribes. In the original Gogol play, the boorish phony… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

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"Danny Kaye has some hilarious moments."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"If you can stand Kaye (oh for a tranquilizer gun!), this one's not bad."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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