One Good Turn (1955)

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Comedy film starring Norman Wisdom
Year: 1955
Year in film: 1954
Country: UK
Who in bedroom: Jimmy ~7, others
Kind of beds: dorm, separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Some, I think mainly younger boys at a small, private looking orphange. At least 10 beds in this room. I doubt that there are more rooms.

I only have checked it briefly and don’t remember all scenes.

Also a boy in a sailor suit, other blog, rating 4.

Rating 4-5 for now only.

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Heimweh… dort wo die Blumen blüh’n

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Heimatfilm, Rudolf Prack
Year: 1957
Year in film: 1950s
Country: Austria
Who in bedroom: boys ~9-11 ?
Kind of beds: separate, dorm
Available on DVD: VHS only
I own: no
Rating: 3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Several choir boys in a large dorm with typical simple 1950s metal beds.

I think, according to the plot this should be the Vienna Boys Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben), but credited as Mozart Sängerknaben. Probably only dubbed.

Few good scenes and not even Lederhosen (nor sailor suits).

Also on my bib overalls blog (woman, rating 2).

Quite poor movie and not on DVD either.

For the “bedroom” rating 3-4 only.

Amanda (1996)

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Family horse movie
Year: 1996
Year in film: 1950s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Biddle, Kelsey ~13
Kind of beds: separate
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Kieran Culkin (Biddle, right bed) and film brother Erik von Detten, both 13 yo but Kieran is younger looking, sharing this 1950s wooden farm bedroom.

Very interesting ranch movie. I like Culkin, but not von Detten.

Also on my Western blog, rating 7 and soon on my pigtails blog.

For bedroom scenes rating 7-8 for now. Needs to be fully rechecked.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Fantasy film, novel by Ray Bradbury
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1955
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Jim. William 13
Kind of beds: 2x single
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: This are the bedroom of the 2 friends and neighbors Jim and Will, played by Vidal Peterson (pic 2) and Shawn Carson. Similar, 1950s steel beds. Sparse rooms and furniture.

Also on my bib overalls blog (rating 8-).

Great plot and movie. Handsome actors.

Unfortunately most of the movie is dark lit.

Rating 5-6 for this bedrooms only.

What Love Sees

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TV drama movie about blind parents and blind child
Year: 1996
Year in film: (1941-) 1959
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys 9,12,13. Girl 15
Kind of beds: bunk bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: I think there are three brothers including 9 yo Coutland Mead as blind Hap and 2 older boys (12 yo Cody McMains as Billy and 13 yo Trevor O’Brien, brother of Austin as Gordy) and one 15 yo sister (Ashlee Lauren as Faith). Sorry, I’ve read that too late, so I don’t know exactly who is in this room. Nice wooden old bunk bed.

I assume that the 3 brothers sharing a room, so there must be a separate bed. Or another bunk bed or room. Ranch setting, I think mainly in the (late) 1950s (as pictured). Starring Richard Thomas as dad. 1988 novel by Susan Vreeland.

Also on my overalls blog (Mead, rating 4).

Rating 6 for now for this bedroom. Needs to be rechecked. Idon’t like Mead here. The older boys are probably more of interest.

Peppermint (1999)

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Family film
Year:
1999
Year in film:
1950s ?
Country:
Greece, Bulgaria
Who in bedroom:
boy ~6 ?
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
3/10
Rating: ***
Comment:
At least one young boy in this, probably 1950s bedroom. Also another scene with a young boy in a separate bed next to his parents.

Setting is between 1955-1973. but most is probably shown in the 1950s.

Also on my sailor suit blog, rating 5. Greek title: Πέπερμιντ.

Rating 3-4 for the bedroom scenes.

 

Das fliegende Klassenzimmer (1954)

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Family film, novel by Erich Kästner
Year:
1954
Year in film:
1950s
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
boys ~9-13 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds, dorm
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
Several boys in this boarding school (I think also shirtless) in a quite large large, nice 1950s dorm. Not sure if there are more dorms. At least 2 rows (or maybe 3) of white metal beds horizontally aligned, separated by low cupboards. There are also tables and high cupboards in the room.

I like classics and this is much better than the remakes. I think rather few scenes in the middle of the movie. I have few entries about boarding schools, especially with early settings. The novel is set even earlier but the plot is timeless and always set in the presence.

Also on my Lederhosen blog (rating 4) and my pigtails blog (boy, rating 8).

Rating 6-7 for this dorm.

Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss

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Disney family film
Year:
1988
Year in film:
1950s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Ralph ~14
Kind of beds:
single ?
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment:
Jerry O’Connell as young Ralph Parker in this room (also shown shirtless).

He has a 9 yo blonde brother Randy (also shirtless), played by Jason Clarke Adams aka Jason Adams (see my Western blog, rating 5),  but probably he has a room for his own (although set in the 1950s)?

I don’t know/don’t remember the complete movie.

It’s related to “A Christmas Story” (1983) like some more movies, novel by Jean Shepherd.

Sorry for the bad pic. I can’t say much more yet. I think few good scenes of the room.

Rating 5 for now only.

 

Update: Fido

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Has been aired some days ago, but I missed most of it this time.

The bedroom scenes are better than thought and remembered. Unfortunately rather few good scenes. Even the room of the parents are interesting. I wonder why they have separated beds.

Pic 1 showing the blue room of 12 yo Timmy (Kesun Loder). Other rooms are blue as well even the kitchen. Nice, bright colors, especially for the 1950s. And good and funny unusual family Zombie movie though.

Previously rated 4 for the bedroom, now 5(-6). Unfortunately no siblings.

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Trompie (1975)

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Family comedy film
Year: 1975
Year in film: 1950s ?
Country: South Africa
Who in bedroom: Trompie ~11
Kind of beds: single bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Obviously Andre Laubscher in this sparce bedroom. Not sure about the time setting. Looks more like the 1950s or 60s (like in the books). The more famous 1980 series is set in the presence (1970s).

Movie first released in 1974. Available on remastered DVD.

Pic is from the trailer. I can’t say much more. Aka “Trompie en die Boksombende”. Book series by Topsy Smith.

Rating 3-4 for now only.

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