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
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
[singing to himself on how to pull off the scam
Be arrogant, be elegant, be smart!
Referenced in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
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