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.
That infamous midget Western, and weirdly entertaining. Well worth a glimpse.
Audience Reviews for Terror of Tiny Town
Fuck it, I don't care if I'm being politically-incorrect, this film is hilarious. It's basically a western with midgets, but it has numerous entertaining what-the-fuck moments like musical numbers, a penguin that appears randomly, midgets that ride on ponies, chase scenes, and numerous other things. It's by no means a masterpiece, but it has a charming quality to it because of the novelty premise and I was consistently entertained by its weirdness and camp value. I had a blast with it and I think it's underrated. It might be deemed offensive nowadays, but dammit, it's too funny for me to hate.
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".
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