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
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The song "Happy Times", written for this film, was a recording hit for numerous artists during the late 1940s and early 1950s. See more
When Otto the dog offers Georgi the food, the dog's shadow is directly towards Georgi. In the next longer shot, both the dog's and Georgi's shadows are in the completely opposite direction. See more
This is a nice jail. Really it is. We've had some wonderful hangings here.
Version of Al-mufattish al-amm
The Inspector General
Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Danny Kaye See more