“Danny Kaye’s Fresh Slant On Comedy”
The Sydney Morning-
The fabulous Danny Kaye is back in Sydney tomorrow in Warner Brothers’ Technicolor comedy, “The Inspector General.”
The story is taken from a comedy by the last-
Danny had been waiting for a long time to make a film on this theme, though he doesn’t show much more respect towards the play than he does towards anything else.
He uses the story of a simple-
“I’m not a gag comic,” Danny Kaye insists. “What I need are situations and characters.”
But he has a way of handling them that is all his own. His habit of walking in front
of the cameras and improvising an eight-
In “The Inspector General” he persuaded director Henry Koster to let the cameras
roll while he sat down and ate a whole meal, giving an impersonation of a single-
Another unexpected Kaye routine in the film is the “Soliloquy for Three Heads,” a quartet which Danny Kaye sings with himself.
Character actor Walter Slezak plays Danny’s employer, the gypsy quack.