Metal Mickey

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Family series. 39 ep
Year: 1980-1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: UK
Who in bedroom: Ken, Janey, Haley, Steve ?
Kind of beds: bunk beds
Available on DVD: s1+2
I own: no
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: There are at least 2 simple, wooden bunk beds in this large bedroom, but (according to Wikipedia) the family consists of just 3 older teen kids, I think Ken (Ashley Knight ~20 yo, oldest kid), Janey (black teen girl Lola Young) and Haley (Lucinda Bateson). Maybe one bed is empty? Or the 4th bed is owned by Steve (20 yo Gary Shail ?)

Haley also in tight, light blue bib overalls, other blog rating 5.

Unusual large and quite interesting bedroom. Older teen kids and bother and sister sharing one room. Could be worse.

For bedroom, rating 4-5. Partly available on DVD.

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.

Amico mio

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Hospital drama series. 14 ep in 2 seasons
Year: 1993-1998
Year in film: 1993
Country: Italy, Germany
Who in bedroom: boys ~8-16
Kind of beds: separate
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: By coincidence another hospital TV series which is currently being aired on BibelTV. Both pics from s1e5 (1993) with a handsome boy wearing an ear ring.

There are typical hospital beds and small rooms, but also strange, older looking metal beds (for younger kids ? in a dorm)

Interesting series, but also with older teen boys and I only have seen this episode.

For now, rating 6-7. German title: Die Kinderklinik

Das doppelte Lottchen (2017)

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Family TV film, remake, novel by Erich Kästner
Year: 2017
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: 10 girls ?
Kind of beds: bunk beds
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: At least 5, maybe 6 or 7 bunk beds in this girls’ room of this boarding school. At least one on the opposite side (right) next some lockers. There are also boys in this boarding school shown, but I haven’t noticed any other dorm. Probably the others look the same. Primitive bunk beds (metal ?).

Has been aired today. The first half is quite good, also showing boys and girls in swimwear (soon on my shiny shorts blog, rating 4). And girls in pigtails (other blog, rating 6).

But besides that, the movie is quite poor and there are several other movies with this plot of the twins.

For bedrooms rating 3-4 only.

Happy Easter!

Swiss Family Robinson (1976)

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Adventure series. Chris Wiggins
Year: 1976
Year in film: 1801 ?
Country: Canada
Who in bedroom: Ernest 22, Marie ~12 ?
Kind of beds: same bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: I found this scene in episode 2. Not sure who’s sharing this bed, I think it must be Michael Duhig and 12 yo Heather Graham. I wonder why Ernest is that old (22) in this series. In the novel he’s 13.

Probably the others also sleep in the same room? Including blonde Franz (Ricky O’Neill) around 13 yo and the parents?

Also on my pigtails blog rating 8.

Not to be confused with the 1975-1976 US series with a 13 yo Eric Olson as Ernie.

Rating 3 for now for the “bedroom”. Needs to be rechecked.

Armans Geheimnis

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Family mystery series, 2+ seasons
Year: 2015-
Year in film: 2010s, Fantasy, 1900s ?
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: teen boys, girls ~15
Kind of beds: separate+single
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Main characters are 5 teens (3 boys, 2 girls). Modern ranch and city setting obviously in the present. But also other (fantasy) worlds and/or time travel. Partly looking medieval. Some clothes look like 1900s. Pics from today’s episode s1e13. Pic 2 maybe a bit earlier (bed of younger girl). I haven’t found infos about the exact time setting (in the other world). Or the exact plot.

At least 3 or maybe all 5 beds on pic 1. Beds angled. 2 boys head to head.

Starring Gil Ofarim, Sinje Irslinger and Luise Befort.

I don’t like this series with older teens. Reminds me of “Fluch des Falken” which is similar (boring).  There are also some younger actors (relatives) including boys, like Lutz Simon Eilert and Gereon Schoel, but I only have seen some pics and no more bedrooms. Unknown episode. Needs to be rechecked.

2nd season to be aired on Easter.

Rating 3 for now only. Typical series, mainly for girls (horses).

Coming of Age (1982)

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PD documentary. Director Josh Hanig
Year:
1982
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
teen boys, girls ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no, online
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
180 city teens of LA at a mountain camp. 60 minutes. Very simple, selfmade wooden bunk beds. I think mainly older teens. Not sure if more than 2 bunk beds in each room/cabin. Maybe 4?

I found this (and one other) nice documentary on archive.org.

No entry on IMDb (but on tcm).

I only have checked it briefly.

Rating 6-7.

https://archive.org/details/comingofagereel1

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.

A Minor Miracle

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Family film starring Pelé
Year:
1983
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
boys ~7-15 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds, dorm
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
Some orphaned Soccer boys in this dorm. Some boys sitting on the beds (even at least 5 sitting on one bed), some shirtless in shorts. Maybe around 12 beds. Dorm looking quite unusual, almost like a living room at the other angle.

Several good shiny shorts scenes including boys in pink. (Rating 8 on my other blog).

Rating 6-7 for this dorm. Nice 80s movie I found by searching for all 1983 movies on IMDb.

Vtora smena

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Family series. 6 ep
Year:
1988
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
Yugoslavia
Who in bedroom:
boys ~9-16 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10
Rating: ******
Comment:
Some boys and teen boys at Summer camp in dorms with these white metal bunk beds. I think at least 2 rows, so maybe 6 or 8 bunk beds (in each room).

Also on my shiny shorts blog with very good scenes of boys wearing shiny shirts including Adidas, some shirtless (rating 7).

The bunk beds are probably older and look like (Western European) 1950s beds.

Interesting series but I can’t give any rating higher than 5 or 6 for these beds.