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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Did You Know?
's play, "The Inspector General" opened in St. Petersburg, Russia. in April 1836. 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
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?
Version of Al-mufattish al-amm
Gypsy Drinking Song
Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Danny Kaye See more