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It's a Small World (1950)

 |  Drama  |  24 June 1950 (USA)
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Harry Musk is one in a million. Adult, pint-sized Harry longs to be part of the big world.


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Complete credited cast:
Paul Dale ...
Harry Musk
William Musk - Father
Nina Koshetz ...
Rose Ferris
Steve Brodie ...
Anne Sholter ...
Dolly Burke
Todd Karns ...
Margaret Field ...
Janie at Age 16
Shirley Mills ...
Susan Musk at Age 16 (as Shirley O. Mills)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Jackson (as Tom Brown Henry)
Harry Harvey ...
Town Doctor
Paul E. Burns ...
Italian Truck Farmer
Jacqui Snyder ...
Susan Musk at Age 8
Lora Lee Michel ...
Janie at Age 8


Harry Musk is one in a million. Adult, pint-sized Harry longs to be part of the big world.

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Something's Got To Give......! When the emotions and longings of a man are pent-up in the body of a child!







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A strange chapter in the career of William Castle
24 December 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"It's a Small World" is one of the stranger movies that director William Castle (who also wrote the screenplay) made in his career. On one hand, it does feel quite exploitive. There is liberal use of the now un-PC term "midget", among other kinds of abuse the short stature Paul Dale character has to endure almost non-stop until near the end of the movie. On the other hand, you do sense through all the abuse that Castle's heart was in the right place, trying to get the audience to sympathize with this character and to understand what problems short people must go through all through their lives. In the end, while I definitely wouldn't call this a good movie, or a movie for more sensitive and compassionate people, it is definitely one of a kind, and may be strange enough for those who have a taste for offbeat cinema.

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