MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 34,578 this week

It's a Small World (1950)

 |  Drama  |  24 June 1950 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 120 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 6 critic

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

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 132 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 2707 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 380 titles
created 25 Oct 2013
 
a list of 225 titles
created 12 Dec 2013
 
a list of 1300 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It's a Small World (1950)

It's a Small World (1950) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It's a Small World.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Having discovered that she is pregnant, Natalie Ravenna (Shirley Knight), a Long Island housewife panics and leaves home to see if she might just possibly have made something different out ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: James Caan, Shirley Knight, Robert Duvall
French Cancan (1954)
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix
Susan Slade (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire, Connie Stevens
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three Indians are murdered. Each was wearing a medallion when he died. Together the medallions form a puzzle whose solution points to gold.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Douglas Kennedy
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
Mirage (1965)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A New York man suffers amnesia. He soon learns that he's mixed up in a life-and-death situation, but what exactly is it?

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Expected to follow his opera star father into the business, but discontent with his life; a young man pursues a career in popular music and romances the aquatic-ballet dancer he met during his time in the service.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Esther Williams, Lauritz Melchior, Jimmy Durante
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A man from Ohio inherits a coconut plantation and falls in love with a half-American, half-Tahitian beauty. Song and swim ensues in the tropical paradise.

Director: Robert Alton
Stars: Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Minna Gombell
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A calvary deserter risks his life to warn and protect a wagon train from an impending Indian attack.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Keith Larsen
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing him into a street clinic. Only Kildare gets called to take a bullet out of a suspected murderer, and when the cops collar him ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Eddie Barnes, tired of being a nobody and living with his parents, decides to cash in his mother's legacy and use the money to buy a business. Unfortunately, Eddie's mother has to die ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie, Jane Darwell
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Dale ...
Harry Musk
Lorraine Miller ...
Buttons
...
William Musk - Father
Nina Koshetz ...
Rose Ferris
Steve Brodie ...
Charlie
Anne Sholter ...
Dolly Burke
Todd Karns ...
Sam
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dwarf | circus | midget | See All (3) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 June 1950 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

William Castle:  cop. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A definite exploitation classic
2 April 2003 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film I felt a sense of absurdity. It is a film that has close ties to both FREAKS (1932) and CHAINED FOR LIFE (1951). Same theme... what happens to the circus freak when he tries to live a normal life ? He is unwillingly taken advantage of. This time its the midget/actor Paul Dale that breaths life into a story where he is exploitet by some crooks that takes advantage of his size. The film does not take place in the entertainment business this time, but small town USA. We follow the day to day life of a midget that grows from child to adult. Many of the episodes in his life are very sad and depressing. But he is able to move forward and fights for his independence away from home. ITS A SMALL WORLD has a happy ending and love is found when he meets a woman his own size. Absurd ending takes place in a trailer where his new found love all of a sudden starts singing a song like she was in a middle of a musical. This film has to be seen to be believed. A film often ignored by lovers of exploitation films. Its worth watching, even if very slow at times, but like CHAINED FOR LIFE you might wonder if the producers of this film thought they would make money of this. I wonder if they did ?


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On TV tonight Reblef
Anne Sholter SistahEve
i loved this movie gpritchett85
I love Buttons' line... alisotom
Discuss It's a Small World (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?