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It's a Small World (1950)

Approved | | Drama | 24 June 1950 (USA)
Harry Musk is one in a million. Adult, pint-sized Harry longs to be part of the big world.

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William Castle

Writers:

William Castle (original screenplay), Otto Schreiber (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Dale Paul Dale ... Harry Musk
Lorraine Miller ... Buttons
Will Geer ... William Musk - Father
Nina Koshetz Nina Koshetz ... Rose Ferris
Steve Brodie ... Charlie
Anne Sholter Anne Sholter ... Dolly Burke
Todd Karns ... Sam
Margaret Field Margaret Field ... Janie at Age 16
Shirley Mills ... Susan Musk at Age 16 (as Shirley O. Mills)
Thomas Browne Henry Thomas Browne Henry ... Jackson (as Tom Brown Henry)
Harry Harvey ... Town Doctor
Paul E. Burns ... Italian Truck Farmer
Jacqui Snyder 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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dwarf | circus | midget | See All (3) »

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1950 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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It's a Small World
Music by Karl Hajos
Lyrics by Charles Newman
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A strange chapter in the career of William Castle
24 December 2014 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"It's a Small World" is one of the stranger movies that director William Castle (who also wrote the screenplay) made in his career. On one hand, it does feel quite exploitive. There is liberal use of the now un-PC term "midget", among other kinds of abuse the short stature Paul Dale character has to endure almost non-stop until near the end of the movie. On the other hand, you do sense through all the abuse that Castle's heart was in the right place, trying to get the audience to sympathize with this character and to understand what problems short people must go through all through their lives. In the end, while I definitely wouldn't call this a good movie, or a movie for more sensitive and compassionate people, it is definitely one of a kind, and may be strange enough for those who have a taste for offbeat cinema.


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