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 »
When the Mayor tells Kovatch to give the Inspector General his uniform, he does. In the next scene, when Georgi come out of the front door, it fits him to his form. There is no way that a uniform fitting a rotund Kovatch would fit a slim Inspector General without massive alterations. 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.
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This is a nice little bit of fluff. It has more Gogol in it than you might expect. It's not really tha-a-at good, but I gave it a 7 because it's *completely* harmless, and really, Danny Kaye is so lively and charming, and so few actors have that quality of total innocence. He looks quite handsome in the officer's fancy uniform (until he starts making with the funny faces). A good one for kids.
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