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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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Trivia

Following this film's release, it was reported that Jed Buell planned to use the same cast in a film version of the story of Paul Bunyan (with a large gentleman playing Bunyan). It is assumed this idea never got past the pre-production phase. See more »

Goofs

When Buck Lawson stops the stage coach and then drives it away, he leaves his horse behind. See more »

Quotes

The Sheriff: I'm warnin' you, Tex. Don't start no trouble in town.
The Rich Uncle (Jim 'Tex' Preston): I don't want trouble. But I won't run away from it, either!
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Referenced in Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005) See more »

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Tex and Mex From Old Bar X
Written by Walter G. Samuels and Charles Newman
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The strangest western ever made.
12 December 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

And that's a fact. Now, most 'B' westerns in the 30's were awful. They had bad acting, stale plots, and non-existent budgets. This film suffers from all of these things, but it's the midgets who really mess it up. You see, this film was supposed to be a novelty item in '38, and it still is, but the acting is even worse than a regular 'B' western. As if that wasn't enough, there's unfunny comedy throughout. All of this helps to detract from this films novelty. Not to mention that some of the 'midgets' look more like children, leading me to believe that the filmmakers couldn't find enough actors willing to make fun of themselves. A definite film oddity, worth a look out of curiosity, but nothing else.


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