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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
VIDEO: Movie - The Terror of Tiny Town (Newfield, 1938
My latest contribution to Network Awesome, 1938's The Terror of Tiny Town has the somewhat dubious distinction of being the only western starring nothing but little people. The gimmick reportedly inspired by producer Jed Buell overhearing a crew member saying, "If this economy doesn't turn around, we'll have to start making pictures with midgets", has transformed a rather humdrum western into a trash cinema classic. Buell hoped the concept would catch on and, although it was sadly never produced, had begun work on his next feature, an adaptation of the Paul Bunyon tall tales with a normal sized man playing the giant among little people.