This "Kaye-Valcade of Comedy" is based on Nikolai Gogol's play "The inspector General." The film stars Danny Kaye as Gerogi, an illiterate member of a wandering band of Gypsies who ends up in a strange town after running away from his group. The film was directed by Henry Koster and also stars Walter Slezak, Genen Lockhart, Barbara Bates, and Elsa Lanchester, Alan Hale Sr., and Rhys Williams. Original music by Sylvia Fine and Johnny Green.
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