Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)


Comedy film starring Henry Fonda
Year: 1968
Year in film: 1960s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys. Girls
Kind of beds: bunk beds + separate
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Like in the 2005 remake there are in total 18 kids (I think 7 brothers and 11 sisters, in the novel there are 20 kids (8 boys) in 8 rooms, 3 stories), but not in one room. About 3 of them look grown-up and about 4 are very young. Most famous kids are 11 yo Mitch Vogel (Bonanza) and 7 yo Eric Shea.

I don’t know the complete movie. According to a time chart there are at least 5 letter-coded bedrooms for half of the kids. So in total around 8 rooms.

Jean and Veronica sharing room A (maybe more here), Mary and Gerald room C, Tommy and Phillip room D, Germaine, Teresa and Joan room E. Rest 9 including the room with the 2 bunk beds. Rest 5. So probably 2 or 3 more rooms makes 7-8 rooms + 1 for the parents.

At least 2 wooden bunk beds in one room. Obviously 2 older girls and 2 older boys sharing the room with the bunk beds. I don’t know how the other rooms look like and if there are more bunk beds. In one scene 3 young kids (at least 2 girls) entering the parents’ bed.

I hope for a soon broadcasting but obviously there are no more than 4 or maybe 5 in one room. I can only say for sure of 3 girls sharing one room and also 2 boys. In the remake there are at least 4 brothers sharing a room.

Rating 7 for now.



Les dernières vacances (1948)


Year in film:
Who in bedroom:
5 brothers
Kind of beds:
separate +2 in 1
Available on DVD:
I own:
Rating: *****
There are 5 brothers (or 4 ?) up to 15 years old in one room, even 2 sharing one bed. There is also a room nextdoor (to the north) with at least 3 sisters. (The boys walking in there in nightshirts).

The 2 older boys (pic 2) are on the left side. Scenes are near the beginning of the movie. It’s set in the early 1930s.

Also I think 3 boys in good sailor suits, soon on my other blog, rating 5.

Not bad but brief scene of this bedroom. I only have 2 movies with more than 5 boys in one room (except dorms).

Rating 5.

The Night Before Christmas (1905)


Silent short film
1905 (1908?)
Year in film:
1900s ?
Who in bedroom:
2 boys+2girls+girl
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
I own:
Rating: **
2 young boys and 2 young girls each sharing one metal bed. There’s also an even younger toddler girl. Either there’s a third bed which I haven’t seen or she sleeps with her parents.

Short silent film. 9 minutes. PD available on Aka Hanging Stockings on a Christmas Eve.

At the beginning the kids are shown in the living room, the boys wearing white sailor collars. But mainly in the background and the image quality is quite poor.

First movie about this 1823 poem. But maybe set in the presence (1900s). Some sources say movie releases in 1908. IMDb says 1905 (but also says animation movie).

At least another movie with kids (including girls) sharing beds and even 5 in a room. Quite funny also a pillow fight, but the kids are much too young. Interesting historic bedroom and beds though.

Rating 2.

Die nervigsten Dinge der 90er


Comedy show. Host Ingolf Lück
Year: 2004
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: girls
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: 6 young girls pictured sitting on 3 beds (probably 3 sisters), and a boy sitting on the floor. So there must be at least one other bedroom or is this a sleepover party? I think just this brief scene in this show.

Subtitle of the show “Der Comedy-Rückblick von A-Z”. Co-host Kader Loth and other comedians presented the most annoying thing of the 90s. This scene is about the Game Boy.

The scene looks like a real room (not a studio) which is very small and might be from a different reality soap or documentary, maybe about a large family?

Interesting bedroom, unfortunately I don’t remember if bedrooms of boys are shown as well.

Rating 3 for this girls bedroom.

Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

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Drama by Michael Haneke, nominated for 2 Oscars
Year: 2009
Year in film: 1913
Country: Germany, A, F, I
Who in bedroom: Martin 14, Adolf 9, Gustav 8. Girls
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Leonard Proxauf (Martin, tied to the bed due to bad habits) sharing a room with his 2 younger brothers played by Levin Henning and Thibault Sérié, one brother had to tie and untie him. Pic 2 showing their sisters, at least 3 girls, probably sharing one other room, but I don’t remember having seeing that one.

Interesting movie and very interesting scenes. Martin has to wear a white ribbon to remind him not to do anything sinful. International title “The White Ribbon”. Probably most know this famous movie.

Also on my sailor suit blog, rating 3 due to very few sailor suit scenes of young boys. I have to check this long movie again later for better bedroom scenes. Sadly it’s b&w. Maybe there are some photos or behind-the-scenes clips in color.

Bedroom scenes and movie rating 4-5. Plot rating 8.

Spencer’s Mountain (1963)


Waltons-like film. Novel Earl Hamner
Year: 1963
Year in film: 1960s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: 5 boys ~6-15. 3 girls
Kind of beds: single beds + same
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: There are 13 Spencer’s. 9 Kids. My first entry with exactly 5 brothers. 4 sisters including a baby.

I haven’t seen all beds but I even bought the novel (book entry coming next on my overalls blog including 2 more pics of this film). Same plot as The Waltons (rating 8), partly same character names, same author. According to the novel the two oldest boys sleeping in one bed (oldest is Clayboy who represents John-Boy Walton then Matt). The 3 younger boys sleeping together in one other bed (in the same room ?) Three girls in 2 beds. And the baby girl in the parent’s bed.

Very interesting. I like large families and The Waltons. I currently watching again some DVDs of the series. The Waltons (aka “Spencer’s Mountain (1971)” is set in the 1930s and 1940s unlike this movie so different style of rooms, clothes and other props. In there each kid had a bed for his own.

I have to check this movie later. I ony found some few and short clips. Starring Henry Fonda as Dad and Maureen O’Hara.

Rating 6-7 for now.

The Brady Bunch Movie

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Family film
Year: 1995
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: 3 girls. 3 boys
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Like the classic TV series 3 boys and 3 girls. Unfortunately I haven’t found any pics of the boys bedroom. Again a pink room for the girls. I wonder if the boys still have a bunk bed (I don’t think so). Also interesting two teen girls/young women in the same bed. But that looks like a different location and the girl on the right isn’t blond, so not her sister, maybe a friend.

Now on all my 3 blogs (rating 3 on my overalls blog, girl Jan in red shortalls).

Unlike the series, this movie is set in the 90s but they still wearing 70s clothes (and 70s furniture and beds).

Rating 4 for now only. I don’t like this movie.


Die Wollnys – Eine schrecklich große Familie!

Reality TV, large family, still running
Year: 2011-
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: 10 kids/teens
Kind of beds: bunk beds, single
Available on DVD: yes, partly
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: The Wollny parents have 11 kids. But “only” 8 still living at home. Therof 7 girls and one teen boy (Jeremy Pascal, 14 yo in season 1). And later also the friend of the second oldest teen girl (later also the friend of the then 20 yo oldest teen girl) living here. “Germany’s most famous large family”. 2 grown-up kids not living here are 2 males and one female. Sorry, no pics.

Sorry, I don’t remember exactly the bedrooms, but I’ve seen at least a wooden bunk bed, probably more. Maybe selfmade. The youngest girl was 6 yo in s1. There are also other locations as on a holiday hotel (Turkey).

They live in a 3 story house with lots of rooms. Probably at least 2 rooms for the girls and one for the boys and the oldest girl and the parents.

I have to check this again. New season started yesterday and can be seen again online. I remember rather few bedroom scenes. In the episode the oldest girl and her friend tried to live for their own.

Also on my overalls blog (rating 5, boy).

Rating 3 for bedrooms, rating 5-6 for the series. Quite funny, but mainly the mom and the teen boy.

Update: Jeremy-Pascal has a small room for his own. He recently got complete new interior (furniture and wallpapers with Asian signs) as he had a too childish room before. But now it looks like in the shop. No real bed but a convertible sofa. Still no good scenes of the girl’s rooms.

Update 2: Jeremy now lives at his father. I have seen a small room with one bunk bed, so they obviously have enough rooms. Maybe there is one room with 2 bunk beds. I think I’ve also seen a high sleeper. But at least in the vacation there are more in a room, so leaving the tags.

Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn (1960)

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Family series, 13 ep+ 2 films. Astrid Lindgren
Year: 1960-1961
Year in film: 1928
Country: Sweden
Who in bedroom: Olle, Lasse Bosse + girls
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 8 /10
Rating: ********
Comment: Brothers Olle (left bed) and Lasse (right bed) and Bosse sharing one room. Bosse sleeps apart I think the bed is at horizontal position on south of them but probably in the same room. 1st pic fom ep. 5 “Vi sköter Olles lilla syster”. 2nd pic showing a different wooden bed in ep. 7 ” Lasse trillar i en vak” I think this is Bosse (on right). Pic 3 below showing all 8 kids sleeping on the ground in one room (ep. 6 “Kalas hos moster Jenny”.)

I don’t remember all episodes but they also sleeps at a hay loft (or is this only at the 1987 series?) I also remember a pillow fight but haven’t found this ep. yet (but looks similar to the first pic). Maybe I confound this with a similar Lindgren series (“Vi på Saltkråkan” or one of it’s sequels).

Good family series, novels Astrid Lindgren. There is also a 1986 film and a 1987 series (director Lasse Hallström) which I also have to check completely and aren’t bad either. There is a mistake at IMDb. Alla vi barn i Bulleryn isn’t just a 90 minutes movie. Same problem as other Lindgren series like Emil i Lönneberga. There are some shorter film versions as well. A similar series is “Vi på Saltkråkan” (rating 1 on my overalls blog).

Rating 7-8 although the boys are quite young. Director Olle Hellbom. Aka “The Children of Bullerbyn Village” “The Children of Noisy Village”.

Update: The 1987 movie/series “Mer om oss barn i Bullerbyn” coming soon (also on my sailor suit blog). Similar scenes like all together sleeping on the floor. Set in 1928 and 1928 (not in the 1940s)