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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)
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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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Did You Know?

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 Buck Lawson stops the stage coach and then drives it away, he leaves his horse behind. See more »

Quotes

The Sheriff: I'm warnin' you, Tex. Don't start no trouble in town.
The Rich Uncle (Jim 'Tex' Preston): I don't want trouble. But I won't run away from it, either!
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Connections

Featured in The Mend (2014) See more »

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Laugh Your Troubles Away
Written by Lew Porter
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It's Just Another Comedy Western
7 February 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

I am happy to report that there is nothing politically incorrect about this film - even though it is considered to be politically incorrect. What is so politically incorrect about little people finding work in the film industry OR for little people to have a western film? The film is no different than watching regular sized people in an older B western.

Back then little people were called midgets and that term was used happily at the beginning of the film. Midget was used until the later half of the 20th century when the term became short person or little person. Today the term midget is considered to be politically incorrect and offensive. You have to remember that the term was fine during the time this film was made.

The film itself is fine! There is nothing wrong with the movie - it's a cute comedy western - no different than other B comedy westerns of it's time era except it's an all little people cast. It's a cute movie like any other cute movie full of regular sized people.

I like The Chef in this movie... some of his stuff is funny.

4/10


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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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