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.

/2014/10/29/fido/

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.

/2016/07/10/trompie-1980/

Houseboat (1958)

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Romance starring Cary Grant
Year:
1958
Year in film:
1950s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Robert ~8, David 12
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10  ?
Rating: ******
Comment:
There are 3 siblings, 2 boys and one girl (Charles Herbert who died in 2015 R.I.P. as young Robert (pic 1 and pic 2 in bed), Paul Peterson and Mimi Gibson as Elizabeth). There are different locations. Pic 3 is I think on the houseboat. Also there only the 2 brothers sharing a room. Beds angled at 90 degrees. Sorry for the bad pic, one better is here

http://www.filmstarts.de/kritiken/50157/bilder/?cmediafile=21163894

Quite interesting classic movie. I haven’t seen it for many years and have to recheck it the next broadcasting more carefully. Herbert is very young. Good scenes of Paul Peterson in jeans.

The wooden bed with the high posts on pic 1 is very old. Also other beds of the grown-ups are shown. Scenes on the boat I like most.

Rating 6-7 for now.

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The Loneliest Runner

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Sports drama starring Lance Kerwin
Year:
1976
Year in film:
~(1950)-1954
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
John Curtis ~14
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10  ?
Rating: *****
Comment:
14 or 15 yo handsome Lance Kerwin as bedwetting young 13+14 yo John Curtis in this bedroom with a dark brown wooden bed. Autobiography by Michael Landon.

Directed by Michael Landon who played the grown up John Curtis but most of the movie plays in his childhood. Also starring Melissa Sue Anderson (LHOTP).

Probably an interesting movie and a good plot, but I don’t remember much more of it. According to Landon’s age set in around 1950. He won a sports record in 1954.

I think no siblings.

Rating 5 for now.

Kleine Grosse Stimme

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TV movie Vienna Boys Choir
Year: 2015
Year in film: 1955
Country: Austria
Who in bedroom: boys ~11-12
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One small dorm for the choir boys set in the 1950s.

Happy New Year!

It’s a good movie showing boys in Lederhosen and sailor suits (other blog rating 7). Also boys in 50s sport shorts and pajamas.

Somehow I don’t like this dorm and narrow beds. Looks like brown plastics. Beds close to each other. Rather few and short bedroom scenes. My first post of an Austrian dorm in the 50s.

Hiroshima Maiden

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TV drama
Year: 1988
Year in film: 1955
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Timmy 8, Johnny 14
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: 2 brothers, Chris Masterson (Timmy, older Francis in “Malcolm in the Middle”, 2000) and his older brother, played by Stephen Dorff (The Gate 1987) sharing a room (pic 2). A Japanese teen girl sleeps in the blue room (alone?, there are 2 beds, but I don’t think that the pictured Johnny sleeps there. I haven’t seen this movie on slow speed. Also other famous boy actors.

Nice 50s bedrooms, I prefer the blue room.

Also on my overalls blog (Jimmy in overalls, rating 4).

Rating 5-6 for these bedrooms.

Who Will Love My Children?

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Drama starring Ann-Margret
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1952
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys ~7, girls
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: There are 10 kids, boys and girls set in 1952 Iowa. One kid is a toddler, one other is also very young.

I mainly checked for bib overalls scenes (see my other blog, rating 4).

Some or all (teen) girls, around 4 girls, sharing a room, not sure if also sharing a bed as pictured. I’m also not sure if the boy in pic 1 has a room for himself or if there are more rooms for his brothers. One brother coming into this room (but he could also sleep there at night). Maybe it’s not shown.

There’s also a dorm of an orphanage.

Quite interesting, but I haven’t noticed very good scenes concerning bedrooms. There are also other scenes like a bathtub scene.

Rating 4 for now.

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