The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western, Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Dec 1, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This film is, as far as is known, the world's only Western with an all little-person cast. The conventional plot -- about a cowboy helping out a beautiful ranch owner menaced by local thugs -- is an excuse for the filmmakers to show cowboys entering the local saloon by walking under the swinging doors and pint-sized outlaws galloping around on Shetland ponies. Many of these same actors were part of a performing troupe called Singer's Midgets, who also played Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, released in 1939.

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bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, midget, range-war