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.
|Danny Kaye||Walter Slezak|
|Barbara Bates||Elsa Lanchester|
|Gene Lockhart||Alan Hale|
|Walter Catlett||Rhys Williams|
|12||25 Greatest Films of 1949|