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
Poor editing (redundancy): When Yakov is first hawking his elixir, and about to reveal Danny's "head" on the serving plate, he picks it up and turns in a far shot, and then immediately, in a closer shot, it shows almost exactly the same motion. 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 Inkognito iz Peterburga
The Medicine Show
(aka "Yakov's Elixir")
Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
Played by Musicians at the Medicine Show
Sung by Danny Kaye
Variations played in the score See more