The Inspector General (1949)

imdb rating6.8Rotten Tomatoes rating90%
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.

Director

Henry Koster

Cast

Danny Kaye - Georgi
Walter Slezak - Yakov
Barbara Bates - Leza
Elsa Lanchester - Maria
Gene Lockhart - The Mayor
Alan Hale - Kovatch
Walter Catlett - Colonel Castine
Rhys Williams - Inspector General
Benny Baker - Telecki (uncredited)
Leonard Bremen - Lieutenant (uncredited)
Robert Cherry - Peasant (uncredited)
Frank Conlan - OId Villager (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin - Turnkey (uncredited)
Helena Dare - Townwoman (uncredited)
Bryn Davis - Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
George Davis - Ladislaus (uncredited)
Abe Dinovitch - Peasant (uncredited)
Art Dupuis - Sentry (uncredited)
Robert Filmer - Sentry (uncredited)
Byron Foulger - Burbis (uncredited)
Karen Hale - Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Lew Hearn - Izzick (uncredited)
Sam Hearn - Gizzick (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood - Goatherd (uncredited)
Si Jenks - Deaf Villager (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey - Villager (uncredited)
Joleen King - Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Marc Krah - Gypsy (uncredited)
Gracille LaVinder - Townwoman (uncredited)
Norman Leavitt - Lazlo (uncredited)
Ida Moore - Old Villager (uncredited)
Jack Mower - Villager (uncredited)
Alix Nagy - Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Paul Newlan - Viertel - the Woodchopper (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva - Gregor (uncredited)
Barbara Pepper - Buxom Villager (uncredited)
Joe Ploski - Bela (uncredited)
Maudie Prickett - Townwoman (uncredited)
Harry Raven - Sentry (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt - Sentry (uncredited)
Lester Sharpe - Sentry (uncredited)
Pepi Sinoff - Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey - Townsman (uncredited)
Joan Vohs - Peasant Girl (uncredited)
Audrey Winn - Councilman's Wife (uncredited)
Jeff York - Guard (uncredited)
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