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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 »
User Reviews:
Fun at half the size See more (43 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:
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:
Continuity: When Haines arrives at Preston's ranch, he ties his horse securely to the hitching rail. When he leaves a minute later, he mounts his untied horse.See more »
Quotes:
[opening sequence]
The Hero (Buck Lawson):I'm the hero. After this picture's out, I'll be the biggest cowboy star in Hollywood.
The Villain (Bat Haines):I'm the villain. I'm the toughest hombre that ever lived, and I ain't afraid o' the biggest one o' you. I'm the Terror of Tiny Town, and that's the star part.
The Hero (Buck Lawson):That's what you think.
The Villain (Bat Haines):Ye-eah. That's what I think!
Announcer:Wait a minute! Men! Men! Wait a minute!
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Soundtrack:
She's the Daughter of Sweet CarolineSee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Fun at half the size, 30 October 1998
Author: Greg Necastro from Frisco, Texas

This movie has all the classic elements usually found in westerns of the 1930's - 1950's. The dashing hero, the fair damsel in need of rescuing, the despised villain, singing, dancing, the big chase scene. It's all here. But, the one thing that separates this movie from any other western is the cast. 100% midgets. Yep, this entire movie is cast with actors under the height of 4 feet 8 inches, with a couple of fellas who just might make three feet.

The hook of this movie is the fact that it's all midgets. The dialog and actions could be found in any western made in this time period. Nothing is outstanding about this movie, but then nothing is bad about it. It's just something different. Although, you haven't seen a true chase scene until you see a group of guys chasing each other on Shetland ponies.

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