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The Terror of Tiny Town
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Director:
Writers:
Fred Myton (original screenplay)
Clarence Marks (added dialogue)
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Release Date:
1 December 1938 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
LIttle guys with big guns!
Plot:
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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(6 articles)
User Reviews:
Ah, midgets... See more (38 total) »

Cast

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

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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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Buck Lawson stops the stage coach and then drives it away, he leaves his horse behind.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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Soundtrack:
Hey, Look OutSee more »

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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Ah, midgets..., 7 August 2003
Author: Heather from Vancouver, Canada

Ok, so when I voted I gave it a low score, but that was cause Terror of Tiny Town has very little cinematic merit. But put all that aside and wind your sense of humour down a couple of notches and this movie is a "rootin, tootin, shootin" good time. I mean come on! They walk UNDER the saloon door! They ride ponies! It takes two midgets to play the bass! The bartender can't seem to chug his beer without outbursts of laughter! Plus- midgets fighting- funny! Add to that the fact that not a single one of the midgets can act and you've got 63 minutes of fun! Ok, so I realize that this movie is so politically incorrect that "little people" everywhere are either laughing themselves to death or up in arms. But that shouldn't stop us from enjoying an entirely midget western with multiple ear shattering musical numbers and the barest traces of a plot. But like I said before- midgets-Funny!

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