Les dernières vacances (1948)

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Romance
Year:
1948
Year in film:
1930s
Country:
France
Who in bedroom:
5 brothers
Kind of beds:
separate +2 in 1
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
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.

La gran familia

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Comedy film starring Alberto Closas. 15 kids
Year:
1962
Year in film:
1960s
Country:
Spain
Who in bedroom:
5 boys ~11 yo ?
Kind of beds:
single bed, bunk beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment:
There are 15 kids. Around half of them boys. I don’t know exactly how many. Most boys sharing one room. 2 bunk beds. Pic 1 top bunk of the left bunk bed and pic 2 showing the top bunk of the right bunk bed.2 boys sharing the lower right bunk. Makes 5 brothers in this room. There are also older boys in a different room and a toddler (sleeping at the girls and the granddad ? in one further room) Also 2 girls in 1 bed. Also a separate bed. Not sure if there are girls rooms.

I have to check the complete movie and hope for a soon broadcasting. But I prefer US movies.

There are 3 sequels (1965, 1979 and 1999, which I all have to check as well.) Directed by Fernando Palacios and the last 2 movies by Pedro Masó.

Rating 6 for now.

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Spencer’s Mountain (1963)

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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.