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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

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Trivia

After the film's release, Jed Buell reportedly planned to use the same cast in a film version of the story of Paul Bunyan, with a large gentleman playing Bunyan. See more »

Goofs

When the dwarfs play their musical instruments, the guy playing the cello gets the bow stuck in the strings, and has to fight like mad to get it out, but the music continues. See more »

Quotes

The Hero (Buck Lawson): Dad, I jumped a bunch o' rustlers at work.
The Ranch Owner (Pop Lawson): Rustlers!
The Hero (Buck Lawson): They left in such a hurry, they forgot their branding iron.
The Ranch Owner (Pop Lawson): [examining iron] Cheap Work Pete!
The Hero (Buck Lawson): That's the way I read it.
The Ranch Owner (Pop Lawson): Why, that low-down ki-yote!
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Connections

Featured in Dead Kennedys: The Early Years (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Down on the Sunset Trail
Written by Lew Porter
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Ah, midgets...
7 August 2003 | by hbabcock_28See all my reviews

Ok, so when I voted I gave it a low score, but that was cause Terror of Tiny Town has very little cinematic merit. But put all that aside and wind your sense of humour down a couple of notches and this movie is a "rootin, tootin, shootin" good time. I mean come on! They walk UNDER the saloon door! They ride ponies! It takes two midgets to play the bass! The bartender can't seem to chug his beer without outbursts of laughter! Plus- midgets fighting- funny! Add to that the fact that not a single one of the midgets can act and you've got 63 minutes of fun! Ok, so I realize that this movie is so politically incorrect that "little people" everywhere are either laughing themselves to death or up in arms. But that shouldn't stop us from enjoying an entirely midget western with multiple ear shattering musical numbers and the barest traces of a plot. But like I said before- midgets-Funny!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cücelerin Korkunç Şehri See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jed Buell Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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