An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town's corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector general whom they think is traveling in disguise. Fearing he will discover they've been pocketing tax money, they make several bungled attempts to kill him. Written by
Daniel Bubbeo <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
's play, "The Inspector General" opened in St. Petersburg, Russia. in April 1836. See more
When Georgi sees the twins together for the second time, the same shot is used from the first time he sees them. This is evident as the background is different (the fireplace should be in the background in the second shot and it is not) and there is a girl, on the left of screen in the close shot, who is not there in the longer shot. See more
[hearing that a stranger's been arrested who might be the Inspector General in disguise
You idiot. Did you search him? Question him?
Well... it was so near lunchtime.
Version of Afsar
Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
Sung by the Villagers
Reprised at the end See more