Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Terror of Tiny Town | Only Western Musical with all-dwarf cast | Free Download

The Terror of Tiny Town is a 1938 film, produced by Jed Buell and directed by Sam Newfield, and starring Billy Curtis. It is the world's only musical Western with an all-dwarf cast. The plot is about a cowboy helping out a beautiful ranch owner menaced by local thugs. Using a conventional Western story with an all dwarf cast, the filmmakers were able to showcase gags such as cowboys entering the local saloon by walking under the swinging doors, and pint-sized cowboys galloping around on Shetland ponies while roping calves. The film presents Jed Buell's Midgets. Many of them were also in the performing troupe, Singer's Midgets, and played Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, released in 1939.

This film is in the public domain. View below:

THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN (1938)

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