Five Little Peppers in Trouble

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Family film
Year: 1940
Year in film: 1940 ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys ~7-12?. Girls.
Kind of beds: separate, dorm, 2 in 1
Available on DVD: yes?
I own: no
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Obviously 2 brothers sharing a bed. Also a dorm at an boarding school  shown. Girls in a (different but very similar) dorm.  There are 5 siblings, 3 boys and 2 girls in the main family. Nice underwear and I think swim scenes.

Also 2 older boys and a man in one bed in the first movie Five Little Peppers and How they Grew.

I first found the PD novels by Margaret Sidney. Also on my bib overalls blog (little girl). and soon on my Pigtails blog.

Next to Tommy Bond there’s also (older) Ronald Sinclair starring.

Rating 5-6.

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Lost in Yonkers

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Drama aka Trouble in Yonkers
Year:
1993
Year in film:
1942
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Jay ~15, Artie 13
Kind of beds:
same bed
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10
Rating: ****
Comment:
Brad Stoll (1977-1997) and younger film brother played by Mike Damus sharing one bed /sheets, but it’s obviously rather a couch. Set in 1942.

Still quite intersting but could be better. Also nice clothes, pajamas and pants with suspenders.

Maybe also other beds shown (grown-ups).

Rating 4-5.

Raggedy Man

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Farm film during WWII starring Sissy Spacek
Year: 1981
Year in film: 1944
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Harry 9, Henry ~6
Kind of beds: same bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Henry Thomas (1 year before film E.T., see also that entry) and younger film brother, played by Carey Hollis Jr.  sharing one bed. Looks like a wide, white metal bed with high side pieces. 1944 US farm setting. There’s also a young visitor (Eric Roberts as sailor Teddy). Not sure, where he slept. Maybe in the same room as well. But he’s not a relative. And I think not sharing the same bed.

Also recently updated on my bib overalls blog (rating 6) and my sailor suit blog, rating 5.

Sorry, I haven’t made better pics of the room. But obviously a typical, nice farm room.

Rating ~5-6. Movie even better.

 

Farm Hands (1943) Our Gang

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Our Gang / Little Rascals short film
Year: 1943
Year in film: 1940
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys ~9
Kind of beds: same bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Again 4 boys sharing one bed. But this time 2 in each direction (pic 2 heads at the foot side, obviously Buckwheat and maybe Froggy.) Other 2 are Robert Blake and maybe Happy (Mickey Laughlin). Maybe it’s the same bed than in other movies.

As announced on my bib overalls blog, I found many MGM Our Gang movies on facebook.

This movie also soon on my other blog, rating ~5.

Not bad, but boys are quite young, rather few scenes, so rating ~4-5.

Main overview here b&w/colorized, rating up to 6

/2016/10/21/update-our-gang/

Pippi Långstrump (1969)

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Family series starring Inger Nilsson, 13 ep
Year:
1969
Year in film:
1944?
Country:
Sweden, Germany
Who in bedroom:
Tommy 12, Annika 10
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
3/10
Rating: ***
Comment
Tommy (Pär Sundberg) and Annika (Maria Persson) sharing one bedroom. Beds are low and of light wooden. They are parallel aligned on the walls. Although timeless I think set in the 1940s (police men). Some clothes and props are rather 60s.

I have an entry but without pics. I searched several episodes but I only found this one. They are most often shown visiting Pippi.

Rating ~3-4 only.

Good and funny, timeless series. But there are even better ones also of Lindgren. Like Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn.

/2014/05/07/pa-rymmen-med-pippi-langstrump/

From Time to Time (2009)

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Ghost film. Novel Lucy M. Boston
Year:
2009
Year in film:
1940, (1805)
Country:
UK
Who in bedroom: Tolly 13
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD
yes
I own:
no, partly TV recording
Rating:
3/10 ?
Rating:
***
Comment:
Has been aired yesterday (but I missed some parts). Interesting movie and clothes and handsome Alex Etel. Better pics maybe later. 1940 setting at his grandmother.

There’s a similar 1986 mini series called “The Children of Green Knowe” with a younger boy and also girls. Coming later.

For the bedroom, rating 3-4 for now. Needs to be rechecked.

 

Little Boy (2015)

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Drama starring Kevin James
Year:
2015
Year in film:
1945
Country:
USA, Mexico
Who in bedroom: Pepper Flint 7
Kind of beds:
single ?
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10
Rating:
****
Comment:
7 yo Jakob Salvati in this bedroom, also sitting. Nice colorful /blue room, especially for the 1940s. Wooden bed, rather small room, so I think no siblings.

Also recently updated on my bib overalls blog, rating 4.

Few bedroom scenes, single, young boy, so rating 3-4 only.

The Sullivans (1976)

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Drama series. 1114 ep.
Year: 1976-1982
Year in film: 1939-40s
Country: Australia
Who in bedroom: Terry ~17 (s1)
Kind of beds: single ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Rating: 3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Richard Morgan, I think alone is this bedroom. Pic from ep 136 (season 3), so around 19 or 20 yo. He has a sister, a bit younger and an older brother, but I think both with rooms for their own. Probably also other locations maybe bunk beds (of soldiers ?).

The series is currently being aired on Bibel.TV.

I don’t like this series set during WWII. But interesting bedroom and clothes like knickers.

Also on my bib overalls, pigtails and bedroom blogs.

Rating 3 for bedrooms only.

Molle mit Korn

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Drama series, 10 ep
Year:
1989
Year in film:
1944(49)
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
boys ~16 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds, dorm
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10
Rating:
****
Comment:
At least 4 simple and very narrow, wooden bunk beds in a small dorm. Older teen boys and not very handsome. Pic from episode 2. Obviously still set in 1944 in Berlin.

I don’t like this series and expected much more. I even own the novel (but part 1) by Georg Lentz.

I like bunk beds, but there are better ones. Very few good scenes.

So rating (3)-4 only.

Deutschstunde

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TV war/drama movie. 2 parts. Novel: Siegfried Lenz
Year:
1971
Year in film:
1943-(1945)
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
boys ~19, 8 ?
Kind of beds:
single bed
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating:
*****
Comment:
One older teen boy and one younger boy sitting on the same bed in part 2. Not sure about their names. I think Andreas Polizia as 10 Siggi on the right? (or is it the 19 yo Siggi on the left?). I haven’t noticed a dormitory although it’s part of the plot.

I expected much more. I think, I’ve read, that the novel is much more of interest but maybe it’s a different one?

Also on my pigtails blog, rating 5 (girls and young lady).