Little Men (1998)

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Drama starring Kathleen Fee
Year:
1998
Year in film:
1871
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
boys ~10-12 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ??
Rating:
******
Comment:
Some orphaned boys, at least 5 boys including 12 or 13 yo Nat played by Michael Caloz (“Escape From Wildcat Canyon” 1998) in night shirts in this dorm. Set in 1871. Nice pillow fight.

I don’t know the complete movie, yet. But looks verys interesting. Also nice schoolhouse scenes (but probably not showing overalls) and Christmas plot.

Rating maybe 6-7 for now.

Not to be confused with the (related) Canadian TV series of the same year starring Corey Sevier, which also needs to be checked. I also have the 1940 b&w movie, which was the 2nd remake on my sailor suit blog (boy rating 3). Novel by Louisa May Alcott, sequel of Little Women.

Some more pics and name infos on this period blog

http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2013/02/little-men-1998.html

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Ferocious Pal

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PD Western with dog Kazan
Year: 1934
Year in film: 1930s ? 1870s ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Johnny ~16 ?
Kind of beds: single bed
Available on DVD: yes,DVDr
I own: no
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: OK. Also a classic here. One teen boy, I think Gene Toler probably in this bedroom. No siblings?

Not sure about the time setting. Should be a Western. But looks more like the 1930s.

Rating 3-4 only.

Aka His Ferocious Pal. Available on archive.org.

Update: Little House on the Prairie (f/m)

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I found 2 boys, maybe brothers sharing a room in s9e1. Beds are horizontally aligned. The other boy in the left bed is darkhaired.

Pic 2 showing a better view of the attic with Laura and Mary sharing one bed wearing night caps (s1e15). Their little sister sleeps elsewhere, obviously downstairs.

Pic 3 showing an interesting Western-like green metal bed in the 2nd post-series movie Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984) (set around 10 years later, probably in the 1880s or 1890s).

Main entry, previously rating 5 at

/2012/12/21/little-house-on-the-prairie/

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The Painted Hills (1951)

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PD Lassie film
Year: 1951
Year in film: 1870s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Tommy ~14
Kind of beds: single bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Gary Gray in this bedroom. Wooden bed with pointed posts. Scene at 9 minutes. There’s also a different location with him and a man later in a cabin.

Handsome actor. Unfortunately no siblings here.

I also have two other Lassie entries.

Rating 6 for this. I like Classics.

 

Karl May (1992)

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Biography starring Henry Hübchen
Year:
1992
Year in film:
1850s
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
Karl ~9, others
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10 
Rating: *******
Comment:
Some boys, probably more than 7, including Florian Knorn as young Karl in this dorm in simple, looks like wooden beds, angled semicircular. This part is set in around 1850. Later parts are obviously less of interest.

Interesting series (6 episodes, 5hours). Also with historical clothes and night shirts (and no clothes at all as the boy is being undressed here).

Part of the great “Grosse Geschichten” DVD series with some other very good series like “Väter & Söhne“, rating 4, sailor suit blog rating 9, Die Bertinis, Jokehnen (sailor suit blog rating 6).

Rating 7 for this bedroom.

The Boy Who Talked to Badgers

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Disney adventure film
Year:
1975
–Year in film:
~1880s ?
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Benjy 10 + boy ~18 ?
Kind of beds:
double 2 in 1
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 ? 
Rating: *****
Comment:
American Christian Juttner as Canadian Benjy (on the right) and another much older boy sharing one bed on a farm.

Also aired in 2 parts in Disney-Land s22e1.

Not sure about the setting. Probably before 1900s. Quite interesting. But I have to check the complete movie.

Rare and typical but good Disney adventure film. Handsome actor.

Rating 5-6 for now.

1864

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Drama series, 8 ep
Year:
2014
Year in film:
1851-
Country:
DK, N, SUE, D
Who in bedroom:
Peter, Laust ~10
Kind of beds:
same bed
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, partly TV recording
Rating:
7/10 
Rating: *******
Comment:
2 boys sharing one wooden bed. Also other scenes of interest.

Had been aired yesterday. (Can be watched again on arte.tv). At the beginning of episode 1 the boys are shown in the bed. They wear shirts and shorts, also shown outside the bed/bedroom. A bit later an interesting scene with 3 boys in a barn or hayloft. Reminds me of the series “1900” / Novecento.

At the beginning of ep. 2 they are shown in the bed with no clothes, at least no shirts. Good scene, but nothing more to see. Later in this episodes they are already grown-ups (1860s). Most other movies in this time are westerns.

Also historical clothes and school scenes, but due to the very early setting unfortunateley no sailor suits. Shirtless scenes with pants with suspenders.

Few good scenes, scarce “bedroom” probably it’s only one or few rooms for all of the people.

Rating 6-7.

Return of the Big Cat

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Adventure film. Disney-Land s21e5,e6
Year:
1974
Year in film:
1890s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Leroy 9, Josh 19 ?
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ? 
Rating: ******
Comment:
2 farm boys, probably brothers sharing one bed. A white metal bed. Starring Jeff East as Josh and Christian Juttner. There’s also a sister, probably in a different room.

I don’t know the complete movie 120 minutes or as 2 parts in the Disney-Land series. I only have seen a short clip on YouTube.

Quite interesting. Maybe also something for my western blog.

Alien Thunder

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Western starring Donald Sutherland
Year:
1974
Year in film:
1880s
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
boy ~8
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
A young boy in this white bedroom. Interesting white metal bed and white nightshirt or similar. Also other interesting clothes including a sailor suit (see my other blogs).

Scene is at 9 minutes.

Nice bedroom and quite rare for a western but there are much better movies. Westerns and movies involvong bedrooms. Probably no siblings and few good scenes.

For more infos see my western blog, rating 4.

At Gunpoint (1955)

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Western starring Fred MacMurray
Year:
1955
Year in film:
1870s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Billy 14
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, TV recording
Rating:
6/10 
Rating: ******
Comment:
Tommy Rettig (“Lassie (1954)” acting in this quite rare movie. Interesting bedroom (for a western). Gold colored steel bed. Also shown sleeping (close up).

Very handsome boy actor. And also good and romantic scenes. Good western.

The movie is not officially on DVD but aired from time to time. Now a German DVD (In Acht und Bann).

For more infos see my new western blog (westernclothesfilmblog, see my linklist), rating 8.

For the bedroom scene rating 6 only (no siblings, few scenes).