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The Government Inspector (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV Episode | 75 min | Drama

The most prominent citizens of a small Russian town mistake a wandering stranger for the much-feared "government inspector" whose visit they are fearfully awaiting. The stranger takes full advantage of their error.
Writers
D.J. Campbell (novel translation) | Nikolay Gogol (author) (as Nikolai Gogol) | Barry Thomas (adaptation)
Producer
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 9, 1958

Release date
Feb 9, 1958 (United Kingdom)

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Tony Hancock
Hlestakov Hlestakov   See fewer
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John Phillips
The Mayor The Mayor   See fewer
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Michael Segal
Bobchinsky Bobchinsky   See fewer
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John Gill
Dobchinsky Dobchinsky   See fewer
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Peter Copley
School Superintendent School Superintendent   See fewer
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Philip Leaver
Health Commissioner Health Commissioner   See fewer
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Noel Howlett
The Judge The Judge   See fewer
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Wilfrid Brambell
The Postmaster The Postmaster   See fewer
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Reginald Hearne
Police Superintendent Police Superintendent   See fewer
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Frank Sieman
Innkeeper Innkeeper   See fewer
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Douglas Blackwell
1st Constable 1st Constable   See fewer
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Dervis Ward
2nd Constable 2nd Constable   See fewer
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Harold Kasket
Abdulin, a merchant Abdulin, a merchant   See fewer
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Denis Holmes
2nd Merchant 2nd Merchant   See fewer
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Hamilton Dyce
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Alexis Bobrinskoy
Gendarme Gendarme   See fewer
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Bernard Callaghan
Townsman Townsman   See fewer
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Roy Dotrice
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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David Grahame
Townsman Townsman   See fewer
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Alice Greenwood
Townswoman Townswoman   See fewer
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John Herrington
Townsman Townsman   See fewer
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Ann Mitchell
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Daniel Moynihan
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Bert Simms
Townsman (as Bert Sims) Townsman (as Bert Sims)   See fewer
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Joseph Tregonino
Townsman Townsman   See fewer
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John Tucker
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Betty Woolfe
Townswoman Townswoman   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 6 votes