Off the Mark (1987)

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Comedy film aka Crazy Legs
Year: 1987
Year in film: 1970s (beds)
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Dimitri, Howard ~11, 12 ?
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: VHS only ?
I own: no
Rating: 8 /10
Rating: ********
Comment: 2 boys, probably Matthew Licht (younger brother of Jeremy Licht) and Alexander Polinski (as Howard on the bike) sharing this 70s bedroom. Obviously not brothers, but Dimitri is an exchange student. Beds aligned at 90 degrees. I only noticed 2 brief scenes at daytime. Half of the movie is set in the 1980s (grown-ups).

Some interesting scenes like boys in shiny shorts (shiny shorts blog rating 7) and dropping down their pants in front of a girl.

Interesting movie and I like this bedroom.

Although few good scenes and I don’t like the 70s, rating 7-8.

The Littlest Hobo (1979)

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Family series with dog. Remake, 114 ep
Year:
1979-1985
Year in film:
1970s, 80s
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
Martin, David ~15, 13, others
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes *
I own:
no
Rating:
9/10
Rating: *********
Comment:
2 brothers in the 1982 episode s4e6 (pic 1, I think Sammy Snyders around 15 yo (“Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979)“, rating 8) on the left and a younger film brother, maybe Mark Polley on the right.

I haven’t checked all episodes, yet. But I like this wooden room and this is the best, I’ve found yet. I hope to find some more rooms. Bunk beds? Girls? More siblings?

Pic 2 showing boys at a hospital in s1e22. At least 4 or more likely 6 beds. I only remember these 2 boys. Other beds maybe empty?

Officially on DVD only seasons 1-2.

Also (soon) on all my other blogs (except sailor suits), rating mostly 8-9.

Rating 9-10 for now. For more infos, see my other blogs.

Neues aus Uhlenbusch

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Kids series, 40 ep.
Year:
1977-1982
Year in film:
1980
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
brothers ~8, 13 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
Moritz Bleibtreu (obviously on the left) and his older (unknown) film brother in episode 25 (“Der große Bruder”, 1980). Probably also other bedrooms (in other episodes) including girls, but most kids are very young (5-6 yo).

I don’t like the 1970s nor darkhaired actors, nor very young kids, but nice room and age difference. Interesting series (these days).

I don’t remember all episodes, maybe there are even better bedrooms (bunk beds ?).

Rating 6-7 for now.

Also on my other blogs, rating up to 6 (for shiny shorts).

The Enfield Haunting

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Horror film, mini series in 3 parts
Year:
2015
Year in film:
1977
Country:
UK
Who in bedroom:
Janet, Margaret ~11, 13
Kind of beds:
same bed. separate
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, partly TV recording
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
2 sisters, played by Fern Deacon and Eleanor Worthington-Cox sharing one room and partly one bed. They have one younger brother, but he has a room for his own (I haven’t noticed that room).

Quite boring horror movie most of the time and dated setting. Yellow, dark room and wooden beds, looks more like the 1950s or 60s except for the posters. And sharing a bathtub with 3 kids alternately in 1977?

At least a quite unusual movie and girls sharing a bed.

Rating 4-5 only.

Ballagó idö

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Family film
Year:
1976
Year in film:
~1970 ?
Country:
Hungary
Who in bedroom:
Pisti (or Steve) ~11 ?
Kind of beds:
single ?
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment:
At least one boy, not sure about his name, probably Sándor Tóth. I think on pic 1 there’s a woman (mother ?) in the right bed. So probably no siblings. There are also other boys (friends) and at least one girl shown, not sure if more bedrooms or other siblings.

I found it by coincidence and can’t say much more. Probably a quite interesting movie but I prefer US movies, bunk beds and siblings.

(1970) Novel by István Fekete. Not sure about the time setting. Looks also like the 1970s. Correct title: Ballagó idő.

Rating 4 for now only.

 

Update: Salty

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Has been aired some weeks ago and I almost forgot it. I already had an entry about this famous 1973 movie starring 13 yo Clint Howard, but I think a bad pic inside a bus. This nice green room is from his friend. Small room and I think no siblings as well.

Wooden bed and furniture, looks like made in the 50s or 60s. I like the colors. But few and brief scenes.

Still rating 5-6. There is also a 1974 series but I don’t remember that. Probably more scenes there.

Main entry at

/2013/08/25/salty/

Trompie (1980)

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Family Adventure TV series, 11 episodes
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1970s ?
Country: South Africa
Who in bedroom: boys ~10
Kind of beds: single beds ?
Available on DVD: yes *
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: I only noticed this two different locations of different members of the gang. I have never seen more than one bed in one room, not sure if any of them has siblings. Few bedroom scenes.

On IMDb there’s just an entry about a (related) 1975 movie. First I thought that it might be a compilation of the series but different actors and directors. Director of the series is Jan Engelen, Trompie is here played by Riaan Winter. Aka “Trompie en die Boksombende”. The book series by Topsy Smith is set and first published in 1950 but this series, I think, in the presence around 1980 or the late 70s.

There is a RC0 DVD (and VHS) but obviously both only containing 6 episodes. Pic 1 from ep 3, pic 2 from ep 2. Not sure about the image quality of the DVD.

There’s also a DVD of the 1974/1975 movie with very good, remastered image quality. Setting is maybe in the 1950s. Entry coming soon.

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1969)

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TV comedy series, 73 ep
Year:
1969-1972
Year in film:
1970s
Country:
USA
–Who in bedroom: Eddie ~9
–Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment:
Brandon Cruz (“Kung Fu (1972)”, The Bad News Bears 1976) pictured in this room. Not sure if this is his bedroom or his father’s. The bed appears quite large and more for a grown-up. I also don’t know what episode is this from. Maybe from season 3 where he was 9 yo but might be earlier. No siblings but there’s also a 7 yo girl (Jody Foster).

Based on the 1963 movie starring red haired, young Ron Howard as Eddie (see previous post, rating 3).

Also on my sailor suit blog showing Jody Foster in a sailor dress (rating 3).

Sorry, I can’t say much more and have to check more episodes.

Rating 5 for now.

Mayberry R.F.D.

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Comedy series, 78 ep
Year:
1968-1971
Year in film:
1960s,70s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Mike ~11 (s1)
Kind of beds:
single bed
Available on DVD:
s1 only
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment:
Buddy Foster in this bedroom. Sorry, no better pics. I think he doesn’t have siblings. There are other kid actors and I thought one younger boy is his brother but is just a friend, Harold, played by Richard Steele in 9 episodes. Pics from s3e5.

Another great early 70s series. And a handsome blond boy actor.

I don’t know all season. Maybe there are other rooms shown as well.

Spin off of The Andy Griffith Show (starring Ron Howard who also starred here in one episode) rating 6 b&w.

Buddy Foster also starred in Hondo (1967), Western blog, rating 7.

Nanny and the Professor

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Comedy series, 54 ep
Year:
1970-1971
Year in film:
1970
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Hal ~12, Butch 9
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment:
David Doremus and Trent Lehman sharing this room. Wooden furniture. They have a 5 yo sister (played by Kim Richards) but I think she has a room for her own. Pic from s1e4.

Very interesting series, although I don’t like the 70s. Unfortunately not on DVD, but I assume few scenes of the room.

The girl also wears overalls (soon on my other blog, rating 3).

Rating 7-8 for now.