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The Inspector General (1949) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • 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 <dbubbeo@cmp.com>
  • Kaye is a wandering shill for snake-oil when he is mis-identified as an Inspector General come to examine a little corrupt town. Zaniness ensues, focused on Kayes performing talents rather than the town's corruption.

    - Written by John McDonald <john@cea.berkeley.edu>
  • A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise.

    - Written by softsofa

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