Swiss Family Robinson (1976)


Adventure series. Chris Wiggins
Year: 1976
Year in film: 1801 ?
Country: Canada
Who in bedroom: Ernest 22, Marie ~12 ?
Kind of beds: same bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: I found this scene in episode 2. Not sure who’s sharing this bed, I think it must be Michael Duhig and 12 yo Heather Graham. I wonder why Ernest is that old (22) in this series. In the novel he’s 13.

Probably the others also sleep in the same room? Including blonde Franz (Ricky O’Neill) around 13 yo and the parents?

Also on my pigtails blog rating 8.

Not to be confused with the 1975-1976 US series with a 13 yo Eric Olson as Ernie.

Rating 3 for now for the “bedroom”. Needs to be rechecked.


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Family mystery series, 2+ seasons
Year: 2015-
Year in film: 2010s, Fantasy, 1900s ?
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: teen boys, girls ~15
Kind of beds: separate+single
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Main characters are 5 teens (3 boys, 2 girls). Modern ranch and city setting obviously in the present. But also other (fantasy) worlds and/or time travel. Partly looking medieval. Some clothes look like 1900s. Pics from today’s episode s1e13. Pic 2 maybe a bit earlier (bed of younger girl). I haven’t found infos about the exact time setting (in the other world). Or the exact plot.

At least 3 or maybe all 5 beds on pic 1. Beds angled. 2 boys head to head.

Starring Gil Ofarim, Sinje Irslinger and Luise Befort.

I don’t like this series with older teens. Reminds me of “Fluch des Falken” which is similar (boring).  There are also some younger actors (relatives) including boys, like Lutz Simon Eilert and Gereon Schoel, but I only have seen some pics and no more bedrooms. Unknown episode. Needs to be rechecked.

2nd season to be aired on Easter.

Rating 3 for now only. Typical series, mainly for girls (horses).

Daniel Boone (1964)


Western series, 165 ep.
Year in film:
Who in bedroom:
Luke 15, Israel 12
Kind of beds:
single beds
Available on DVD:
I own:
Rating: *******
Ron Howard (on the bed) and Darby Hinton in s5e23.

I’m still into Westerns, checked some good blogs and Western sites and found this very interesting series. (I also found some movies with bib overalls, soon on my other blog).

The blond Darby Hinton reminds me to the Sheriff Ben Danny book series (tag book on my overalls blog). Very good series, also showing lots of other kids, school scenes and the like.

Completely on YouTube, but I haven’t checked all episodes. The best is probably season 6 (school scenes, shirtless scenes). I even would buy this series but I prefer bib overalls.

Ronny Howard starred in this episode only. Also starring Kurt Russell and many others.

Rating 7-8 for this nice cabin set in the 18th century.

Summer of the Monkeys


Disney film, novel by Wilson Rawls
Year in film: ~
Who in bedroom:
Jay ~ 14
Kind of beds:
single bed ?
Available on DVD:
I own:
5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Corey Sevier in this bedroom. He has a sister in this movie, but I think she has a room for her own.

Good and famous movie with handsome Canadian actor (Lassie (1997)), wearing bib overalls, also riding (see my overalls blog, rating 6). I have seen this movie, but long time ago. I even bought the novel by Wilson Rawls but also can’t remember the bedroom scenes. At least no bibs scenes at all.

I hope for a soon broadcasting. For more infos see my other blog.

Rating 5-6 for now.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)

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Oscar nominated. Tom = Tommy Kelly
Year: 1938
Year in film: ~1850s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Tom ~13, Sid  ~11
Kind of beds: single bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 7 /10
Rating: *******
Comment: Tommy Kelly (Tom) and David Holt (1927-2003, Sid) in this bedroom. I’m not sure, but I think 2 separate beds (unlike the 1930 film).

Looks quite good but I have to check this film again completely at slow speed but I assume rather few bedroom scenes. Not sure if even the boys in the bed shown. If so probably in dark light at night.

Also starring May Robson, Walter Brennan and Victor Jory.

Rating 7 for now.

Les aventures de Tom Sawyer (1968)

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Mini series starring Roland Demongeot
Year: 1968
Year in film: 1800s
Country: Romania, F, D
Who in bedroom: Tom ~14, Sid ~ 11
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 4 /10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Roland Demongeot (Tom) and Robert Hecker (Sid) sharing this bedrooms. 2 separate beds.

I don’t remember all episodes and only found few bedroom scenes. Some dark lit during night as Tom escaped.

Some good scenes in swimming costumes, but I don’t like this Tom Sawyer version. There are more handsome actors elsewhere.

Also starring Marc Di Napoli as Huck and Lina Carstens as Aunt Polly.

There are a lot of Tom Sawyer movies. Try a blog search. Movies with just Huck Finn are less of interest as he has no brother.

Rating 4 for now. The props and bedrooms aren’t so bad.

Tom Sawyer (1930)

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Adventure film starring Jackie Coogan
Year: 1930
Year in film: 1800s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Tom ~15, Sid ~8
Kind of beds: double bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4 /10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Jackie Coogan (Tom) and Jackie Searl sharing one bed.

Sorry for the bad image quality (from YouTube) and at night you can hardly see the room. I don’t know the image quality of the DVD.

I have to check this again and couldn’t find any better scenes. Maybe there are more rooms (Huck, Becky etc).

More Tom Sawyer movies coming soon.

Rating 4 for now.

Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979)


Family series
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1800s
Country: Canada, Germany
Who in bedroom: Tom ~15, Sid ~14, Huck 15
Kind of beds: single bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, DVD
Rating: 8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Tom Sawyer (Sammy Snyders) and his younger brother Sid (Bernie Coulson) in one bedroom, separate beds. I think Tom sleeps on the bed below (near the window where he often escapes). They wear green striped night shirts. Huck Finn (Ian Tracey, 2nd pic) usually sleeps in a big barrel outside, but here he sleeps at his own at the widow Douglas. There are also some later scenes at the Grangerford family where Huck also sleeps ( 2 beds in one room). I will update this later.

Very good and maybe one of the best Tom and Huck movies/series. See also my bib overalls blog (rating 7), also showing some other Tom Sawyer movies (which I also have to check for bedrooms).

Set in the US, but filmed in Canada with some (grown-up) German actors.