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This is a 1938 western... with an all-midget cast (!). The musical scenes, musical score, slapstick scenes, uneven acting and high-pitched voices of the actors give this movie an entertaining, cartoonish feel.
Although not very socially correct the movie is wildly entertaining for those who appreciate a so-bad-it's-good movie. Of course the 3 and 1/2 stars rating only make sense regarding this spectrum of movies. Cinema wise it would have been a 1/2 star, but for sheer fun the 3 and 1/2 is more than deserved. Watched in a Public Domain Film session and the whole room was laughing.
Extremely strange premise, not quite sure what the thinking was in the office in the studio when this one was thought up but I'd have loved to have been in it. The use of little people to play each role is different, although the acting is not always high and the story pretty dull.
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.
Best worst movie ever!
There's small musical numbers.
It's a little bit a comedy.
Fences present a short obstacle to the cast.
They really step up to the bar.
There's a little gun fight...
Terror of Tiny Town must be seen to be believed.
An all Midget Cast Western what's not too like...this is such a bizarre film. I find it's that much stranger since it's not a spoof & aims to be a straight western.
The plot is pretty thin & traditional but the cast isn't & it's a rare odd little gem of the film. The actors are all cast well despite not being of the highest calibre.
It's a strange film that is a lot of fun too watch & can not be taken seriously despite intending to be a serious western. Keep an eye out for the climax of the film, dynamite has never lasted longer in cinema I'm sure....
pour la curiosité et encore...
I've often wondered if little people find these films sad and offensive. This certainly isn't the only film that exploited those with dwarfism (The Wizard Of Oz comes to mind) but it's one of the most outlandish.
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.