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The Sinful Dwarf (1973) More at IMDbPro »Dværgen (original title)


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Harlan Asquith (story)
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Release Date:
December 1973 (USA) See more »
Hvad var den mystiske dværgs perverse hemmelighed??? (What was the mysterious dwarfs perveted secret???) See more »
Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to keep... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Size doesn't matter....Depravity does! See more (28 total) »


  (in credits order)
Torben Bille ... Olaf the Dwarf (as Torben)
Anne Sparrow ... Mary, Wife
Tony Eades ... Peter, Husband
Clara Keller ... Lila Lash
Werner Hedman ... Santa Claus the Drugdealer (as Werner Hedmann)
Gerda Madsen ... Winnie, Lilas friend
Jeanette Marsden ... Sex-slave in attic (as Jeannette Marsden)
Lisbeth Olsen ... Sex-slave in attic
Jane Cutter ... Sex-slave in attic
Dale Robinson ... Customer of the Dwarf
Ben Haley
Ted Neumann
Peter Gaumont
Richard Wilder
Steve Brace
Richard Dalton
Berni Weiss
Jens Nilsen

Directed by
Vidal Raski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harlan Asquith  story
William Mayo  screenplay

Produced by
Nicolas Poole .... producer
Original Music by
Ole Ørsted 
Cinematography by
Lasse Björne 
Set Decoration by
Torben Bille  (as T. Bille)
Costume Design by
Anne Williams 
Makeup Department
Else Hennings .... makeup artist (as Elsa Hennings)
Production Management
Palle Schneider-Sørenson .... production manager
Art Department
Niels Matzen .... assistant set designer
Palle Nybo .... set designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Rene Bregenborg .... assistant lighting
Svend Bregenborg .... lighting
Rolf Jensen .... gaffer
Lars Karlsson .... assistant camera (as Alan Ashton)
John Wielandt .... assistant camera
Other crew
Ulla Aastrøm .... script (as Ulla Astrøm)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dværgen" - Denmark (original title)
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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (2008) (self applied) | New Zealand:R18 (cut) | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated (DVD rating) | USA:X (DVD uncut version) | West Germany:18 (SPIO: X) (cut)
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Did You Know?

This film was officially banned from theatrical distribution in Sweden.See more »
The Dwarf:I have more toys... upstairs!See more »
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Cho-Cho BambaSee more »


What are the differences between the International Version and the Danish Version?
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Size doesn't matter....Depravity does!, 4 July 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Why, in heaven's name, would anyone want to watch a trashy movie about a perverted midget who keeps heroine-addicted girls imprisoned in his attic? Well personally, I had TWO damn good reasons to track this sick movie down! First of all because it's generally known as a unique and ultra-rare exploitation gem, or more particularly, "the reigning king of dwarfsploitation cinema", like my fellow reviewer teptime put it so poetically! Secondly, I have a bizarre phobia of "little people" and every film featuring dwarfs, whether horror or another genre, simply scares the hell out of me. So, if I ever need a reason to justify why I watch sick stuff like this, I'll just claim it was part of my therapy! Hence, despite that the screenplay doesn't really focus on tension or atmosphere, I found this movie to be rather unsettling at times. Olaf, portrayed by the Danish actor Torben Bille, certainly isn't the most freaky-looking dwarf in horror cinema history (his face strangely resemblances that of comedian Jack Black, actually), but he has quite an evil laugh and his dedication towards noisy children's toys truly sent cold shivers down my spine. Olaf lives together with his mother and runs a boarding house. As a slightly more profitable profession, they also have an attic full of attractive young girls that serve as prostitutes for a selected group of customers. Olaf keeps the girls calm and willing by injecting heroine up their veins and offering them toys. Their business becomes endangered when a young couple moves into the house and questions the strange sounds coming from the attic. "The Sinful Dwarf" is an extremely sleazy motion picture, with raw female full frontal nudity in nearly every sequence and a gigantic amount of rapes, beatings and vile torture. Other than that, there's very little to see here and the pace is too frequently undercut by overlong and dire scenes of Olaf's mother and some other granny thinking back about their glorious days as cabaret singers. How this is relevant in any possible way, don't even ask… The young couple, especially the girl, are surprisingly likable characters and their acting skills aren't even that bad. The picture quality is very poor and the sound regularly fell out, but hey, the immeasurable cult-value makes up for pretty much everything. "The Sinful Dwarf" is an absolute must for collectors, sick puppies and – not to forget – other people with a inexplicable fear for little persons.

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