Western Movie Matinee – The Terror of Tiny Town
The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
This film is considered the classic parody of B-Western horse operas. Curtis, the cowboy hero, wears a four-gallon hat and rides a Shetland pony onto a movie set where each cast member is less than four feet tall. Once again, director Jed Buell possesses a stark contrast between his tongue-in-cheek West of little people and the homogenous world of the B-Western stars. He compares a Hollywood West of “normal people” to a parallel universe of Western folks who do not fit the mold. Appropriate for ages 12+.