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The Inspector General (1949) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Jerry Wald and Sylvia Fine.

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Georgi: [making up code for "arrogance, elegance, and smarts"] Give 'em the fist, give 'em the wrist, give 'em the finger!


The Mayor: Your Excellency - he took bribes, he drank all my wine, he-he-he yelled out the windows, he even made love to my wife! How could... How could I doubt that he was an Inspector General?


Kovatch: Oh, I love my family, but I'd give my six kids to get rid of my wife.


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Near the beginning of the movie Leza (Barbara Bates) is tightening the corset of Maria (Elsa Lanchester). Maria demands that Leza tighten the corset more and Leza explains that is already tight. After Maria leaves another character comments that Leza was correct and the corset was too tight "it makes her eyes bug out." This was an inside joke since Elsa Lanchester's eyes were somewhat protuberant.
Nikolai Gogol's play, "The Inspector General" opened in St. Petersburg, Russia. in April 1836.
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Also released in 1949




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