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The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

Approved | | Western | 1 December 1938 (USA)
An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Fred Myton (original screenplay), Clarence Marks (added dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Billy Curtis ... The Hero (Buck Lawson)
Yvonne Moray Yvonne Moray ... The Girl (Nancy Preston)
'Little Billy' Rhodes 'Little Billy' Rhodes ... The Villain (Bat Haines) (as Little Billy)
Billy Platt Billy Platt ... The Rich Uncle (Jim 'Tex' Preston) (as Bill Platt)
John T. Bambury John T. Bambury ... The Ranch Owner (Pop Lawson) (as John Bambury)
Joseph Herbst Joseph Herbst ... The Sheriff
Charles Becker Charles Becker ... The Cook (Otto)
Nita Krebs Nita Krebs ... The Vampire (Nita, the dance hall girl)
George Ministeri George Ministeri ... The Blacksmith (Armstrong)
Karl 'Karchy' Kosiczky ... The Barber (Sammy) (as Karl Casitzky)
Fern Formica Fern Formica ... Diamond Dolly (as Johnnie Fern)
William H. O'Docharty William H. O'Docharty ... The Old Soak (as W.H. O'Docharty)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jed Buell's Midgets Jed Buell's Midgets
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An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue Written by Lleij Schwartz <lleijs@hopper.unh.edu>

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Taglines:

LIttle guys with big guns!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cücelerin Korkunc Sehri See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Jed Buell Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was referenced in the television series MASH season 8 titled "Morale Victory". Klinger complains that it's the only movie he can get his hands on. See more »

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When Buck Lawson stops the stage coach and then drives it away, he leaves his horse behind. 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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Connections

Edited into People Who Die Mysteriously in Their Sleep (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Mister Jack and Missus Jill
Written by Lew Porter
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Munchkins Or Nelson Eddie?
19 November 1998 | by Greg-83See all my reviews

It's been a number of years since I saw this masterpiece...and I still laugh when I think about it. How can you not like something as off the wall as this flick.

Aside from the small people and small ponies, etc., I was most surprised by the singing. Not that singing westerns are a novelty, mind you, it's just that after hearing the leading lady squeak like a munchkin, I wasn't prepared for the leading man to have a full, booming, Nelson Eddie-type voice.

This one's a natural for a night with friends, a large bowl of popcorn and plenty of substitute dialog.


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