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The Terror of Tiny Town

The Terror of Tiny Town(1938)

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The opening title card reads "Jed Buell's Midgets in The Terror of Tiny Town, With an All-Midget Cast: A Rollickin', Rootin', Tootin', Shootin', Drama of the Great Outdoors." According to a news item in Motion Picture Daily on June 10, 1938, producer Jed Buell planned to make a series of films featuring dwarfs after the success of The Terror of Tiny Town. No additional all-dwarf films were made, however. A Hollywood Reporter news item on the first day of production noted that the film, which featured sixty dwarf actors, was being shot on location in Newhall and Placerita Canyon in Southern California before moving to International Studios for interiors. Modern sources state that the film cost $100,000, was shot at the Lazy A Ranch in Santa Susana, California and included Fern McDill in the cast.