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?
Near the beginning of the movie Leza (Barbara Bates
) is tightening the corset of Maria (Elsa Lanchester
. Maria demands that Leza tighten the corset more and Leza explains that it's already tight. After Maria leaves, another character comments that Leza was correct and the corset was too tight: "it makes her eyes bug out." This was an inside joke, since Elsa Lanchester's eyes were somewhat protuberant. See more
In the scene when Georgi first arrives at the village, his position in relation to the soldiers sitting around the table changes between shots. Also the amount of light and shadow on the soldiers varies, with them being in shadow, partial sunlight and full sunlight at different times. See more
May I become a wandering gypsy if I'm not telling the truth.
But you ARE a wandering gypsy.
That proves I'm telling the truth.
Version of Al-mufattish al-amm
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
Music by R. Melish
Lyrics by Ben Jonson
(in poem To Celia) (1616)
Contained in "The Medicine Show" Number and
Sung by Danny Kaye See more