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The Sinful Dwarf (1973)

Dværgen (original title)
Unrated | | Adult, Crime, Horror | December 1973 (USA)
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Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to keep the addict girls happy so they do not try and escape. A young couple move into the house ... See full summary »

Director:

Eduardo Fuller (as Vidal Raski)

Writers:

Harlan Asquith (story), William Mayo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Sparrow Anne Sparrow ... Mary, Wife
Tony Eades Tony Eades ... Peter, Husband
Clara Keller Clara Keller ... Lila Lash
Werner Hedman Werner Hedman ... Santa Claus the Drugdealer (as Werner Hedmann)
Gerda Madsen Gerda Madsen ... Winnie, Lilas friend
Dale Robinson Dale Robinson ... Customer of the Dwarf
Jeanette Marsden Jeanette Marsden ... Sex-slave in attic (as Jeannette Marsden)
Lisbeth Olsen Lisbeth Olsen ... Sex-slave in attic
Jane Cutter Jane Cutter ... Sex-slave in attic
Richard Wilder Richard Wilder
Ben Haley Ben Haley
Ted Neumann Ted Neumann
Peter Gaumont Peter Gaumont
Jens Nilsen Jens Nilsen
Steve Brace Steve Brace
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Storyline

Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to keep the addict girls happy so they do not try and escape. A young couple move into the house and the evil landlords take a liking to the female. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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What was the TERRIFYING secret of the attic? See more »

Genres:

Adult | Crime | Horror

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Haus der verlorenen Mädchen See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(X-rated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This movie only sold a few thousand tickets at the box office in its native Denmark. See more »

Quotes

The Dwarf: I have more toys... upstairs!
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Alternate Versions

Hardcore XXX DVD version by Severin Films runs 96 minutes, four minutes longer than the Unrated Edition, and contains more explicit sex scenes and additional footage of Mary being violated. See more »

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The Game of Love
Sung by Clara Keller
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Size doesn't matter....Depravity does!
4 July 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

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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