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Fred Myton (original screenplay)
Clarence Marks (added dialogue)
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Release Date:
1 December 1938 (USA) See more »
LIttle guys with big guns!
An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue See more » | Add synopsis »
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Munchkins Or Nelson Eddie? See more (42 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Billy Curtis ... The Hero (Buck Lawson)
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)

Karl 'Karchy' Kosiczky ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jed Buell's Midgets
Jerry Maren ... Townsperson (uncredited)
August Clarence Swenson ... Preacher (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Newfield 
Writing credits
Fred Myton (original screenplay)

Clarence Marks (added dialogue)

Produced by
Jed Buell .... producer
Abe Meyer .... associate producer
Bert Sternbach .... associate producer
Original Music by
Edward Kilenyi (musical background)
Cinematography by
Mack Stengler (photography)
Film Editing by
Martin G. Cohn 
Richard G. Wray 
Art Direction by
Fred Preble 
Makeup Department
Louis Phillipi .... makeup creations (as Louis Phillippi)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gordon Griffith .... assistant director (as Gordon S. Griffith)
Sound Department
Corson Jowett .... sound engineer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Wade .... wardrobe
Music Department
Lew Porter .... musical director: musical numbers
Samuel Kaylin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
J.S. Zamecnik .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Helen Gurley .... story editor
Crew verified as complete

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62 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:PG | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2008) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1940) | USA:Approved

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After the film's release, Jed Buell reportedly planned to use the same cast in a film version of the story of Paul Bunyan, with a large gentleman playing Bunyan.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the dwarfs play their musical instruments, the guy playing the cello gets the bow stuck in the strings, and has to fight like mad to get it out, but the music continues.See more »
Announcer:Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, we're going to present for your approval a novelty picture with an all midget cast, the first of it's kind to ever be produced. I'm told that it has everything, that is everything that a western should have.See more »
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Munchkins Or Nelson Eddie?, 19 November 1998
Author: ( from Tucson, Arizona

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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