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The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

Approved  |   |  Musical, Western  |  1 December 1938 (USA)
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An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue

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Complete credited cast:
Billy Curtis ...
Yvonne Moray ...
The Girl (Nancy Preston)
'Little Billy' Rhodes ...
The Villain (Bat Haines) (as Little Billy)
Billy Platt ...
The Rich Uncle (Jim 'Tex' Preston) (as Bill Platt)
John T. Bambury ...
The Ranch Owner (Pop Lawson) (as John Bambury)
Joseph Herbst ...
The Sheriff
Charles Becker ...
The Cook (Otto)
Nita Krebs ...
The Vampire (Nita, the dance hall girl)
George Ministeri ...
The Blacksmith (Armstrong)
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The Barber (Sammy) (as Karl Casitzky)
Fern Formica ...
Diamond Dolly (as Johnnie Fern)
William H. O'Docharty ...
The Old Soak (as W.H. O'Docharty)
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An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue Written by Lleij Schwartz <lleijs@hopper.unh.edu>

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LIttle guys with big guns!

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Musical | Western

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1 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cücelerin Korkunc Sehri  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Goofs

Arriving at Preston's ranch, Haines ties his horse securely to the hitching rail. Leaving, a minute later, he mounts the now un-secured, untied horse. See more »

Quotes

The Hero (Buck Lawson): Dad, I jumped a bunch o' rustlers at work.
The Ranch Owner (Pop Lawson): Rustlers!
The Hero (Buck Lawson): They left in such a hurry, they forgot their branding iron.
The Ranch Owner (Pop Lawson): (examining iron) Cheap Work Pete!
The Hero (Buck Lawson): That's the way I read it.
The Ranch Owner (Pop Lawson): Why that low-down ki-yoat!
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Munchkins Or Nelson Eddie?
19 November 1998 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

It's been a number of years since I saw this masterpiece...and I still laugh when I think about it. How can you not like something as off the wall as this flick.

Aside from the small people and small ponies, etc., I was most surprised by the singing. Not that singing westerns are a novelty, mind you, it's just that after hearing the leading lady squeak like a munchkin, I wasn't prepared for the leading man to have a full, booming, Nelson Eddie-type voice.

This one's a natural for a night with friends, a large bowl of popcorn and plenty of substitute dialog.


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