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It's a Small World (1950)

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
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Buttons
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William Musk - Father
Nina Koshetz ...
Rose Ferris
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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)
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Town Doctor
Paul E. Burns ...
Italian Truck Farmer
Jacqui Snyder ...
Susan Musk at Age 8
Lora Lee Michel ...
Janie at Age 8
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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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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 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 ?


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