Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
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Critic Reviews for Terror of Tiny Town
It holds up as a curio for those parties who are just curious to see midget cowboys in action.
Audience Reviews for Terror of Tiny Town
This sort of came out of the blue for me. My girlfriend and I watched it from a DVD set that has nineteen other movies on it, and so far this is the best of the lot... which isn't saying much. The Terror of Tiny Town tells a very generic western story of the bad guy coming to town, taking over and trying to frame the good guy. There's the generic love interest, the generic old man, the generic... well, generic everything. The only thing not generic is that everyone is four feet tall or less, including a young Andy Rooney. This is tough to sit through, and also a bit disturbing at times, but if you're looking for something that's different and worthy of a nightmare, then you'll enjoy The Terror of Tiny Town. It's not really good, but it will hold your attention for the most part because you'll just be amazed that someone took this seriously and actually made it.
The year 1938 saw the premiere of a light hearted screwball comedy that failed in its initial release, but has grown in cinematic stature to achieve classic status. That film was Bringing Up Baby. This film, which is the first and only midget musical western, was released the same year and is as tormenting as watching your parents play "grab-ass".
A very weird early western featuring all midget cast, thought after watching it I'd say some of the midgets were just short people under 4 ft 11 inch does that make you a midget. Typical early western good guys wear white, bad guys wear black, Reading about the history of this movie and why it was made was more interesting then the movie itself. Came from the Weird Cinema: 15 Freaky Flicks collection, which is rare and expensive. Also interesting note a number of these fine actors when on to star in The Wizard of Oz (the Munchkins). The history of the movie 5 stars, the movie itself 2 stars, sorry little guys.
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