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Danny Kaye (Georgi) is an illiterate member of a wandering band of gypsies led by Yakov (Walter Slezak). Georgi escapes from a travelling medicine show when he says that the elixir they're selling is a fraud. Tired and hungry, he wanders into the town of Brodny and is arrested as a vagrant and sentenced to hang the next day by the police chief (Alan Hale). The town is run by a corrupt Mayor (Gene Lockhart), whose employees are all his cousins and equally corrupt and incompetent. They learn the Inspector General is in their neighborhood, and probably in disguise. When Georgi enters the town, they mistake him for the Inspector and plot to have him killed. Yakov, the leader of the gypsies comes into town and convinces Georgi to stay on pretending to be the Inspector General. Meanwhile, the real Inspector General arrives and finds Georgi to be a true and upstanding individual. The rest is a wonderful story with a pleasant ending! But, watch this classic to find out how things really turn out for Georgi. This is a timeless piece featuring the great Danny Kaye! (102 minutes - 1949 - Color - 4:3).