Little Men (1998)

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Drama starring Kathleen Fee
Year:
1998
Year in film:
1871
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
boys ~10-12 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ??
Rating:
******
Comment:
Some orphaned boys, at least 5 boys including 12 or 13 yo Nat played by Michael Caloz (“Escape From Wildcat Canyon” 1998) in night shirts in this dorm. Set in 1871. Nice pillow fight.

I don’t know the complete movie, yet. But looks verys interesting. Also nice schoolhouse scenes (but probably not showing overalls) and Christmas plot.

Rating maybe 6-7 for now.

Not to be confused with the (related) Canadian TV series of the same year starring Corey Sevier, which also needs to be checked. I also have the 1940 b&w movie, which was the 2nd remake on my sailor suit blog (boy rating 3). Novel by Louisa May Alcott, sequel of Little Women.

Some more pics and name infos on this period blog

http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2013/02/little-men-1998.html

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The Tomorrow People (1973)

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Sci-Fi series, 68 ep
Year:
1973-1979
Year in film:
1970s, Future
Country:
UK
Who in bedroom:
boys ~11-16 ?
Kind of beds:
dorm, separate beds. Single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ?
Rating:
******
Comment:
Some single beds but also this dorm (Scottish boarding school) with at least 8, 10 or more beds in 2 rows. Metal beds, but one in the lower row is larger and wooden. Pic 1 from s2e10 (also shown up to s2e13). Starring Simon Gipps-Kent, Peter Vaughan-Clarke and others. Pic 2 from beginning of season 1. Some more beds (future setting, space station and regular setting) like a blue room of a man (same ep like pic 2).

Very interesting series, although I don’t like the early 70s. Also nice kilts, shorts and silver coveralls. And shirtless scenes.

After finding a trailer of Thursday’s Child (soon on my sailor suit blog) starring Simon Gipps-Kent, I found this one.

I don’t know the complete series, yet.

Rating 6 for now.

Unknown 8: French or Italian movie, bedwetting Chinese orphan ? 1980s ?

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Unknown family film
Year: 1980s ??
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: French ?
Who in bedroom: boys ~8-11 ?
Kind of beds: separate beds, dorm
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: I found these screenshots on my old PC. Aired probably in the early 90s, (movie could be older, maybe late 80s ?). There’s a dorm in an orphanage and a younger, maybe Chinese bedwetting boy. 2 other kids laying his hand in a bowl of water while he sleeps. I think, the boy later tried to escape while the others sleep. And I think is caught by a man. Could also be Spanish or similar.

Does anybody remembers the title?

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.

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!

Schloss Einstein – season 20

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German TV series about a boarding school
Year: 1998-
Year in film: (1990s)-2010s
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: ~3 teen boys / girls each
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: no, partly
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Rating: 8 /10
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys and girls, aged 12 and older in different rooms. Room pictured in ep 871 sharing Dominik and 2 new actors (Henri and Jannis).

It’s on a new, third location (since season 19). All very fresh and colorful. I never liked the episodes set in Erfurt.

In yesterday’s ep 872, all 3 boys are shown in their beds talking to each other (bird’s view) and photoshopped next each other on a window. First I thought, that they would share one large bed. One is homesick. Also a funny plot about a friendship contract. Rebroadcasting today. New episodes weekdays on Kika.

Although in the studio, I prefer the first, fictional location in Seelitz (s1-10).

Also on all my other blogs, including the new shiny shorts and pigtail blog but most entries on my bib overalls blog.

Main entry here including a bunk bed

/2012/12/08/schloss-einstein/

Summerhill (1967)

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PD documentary. Producer Cecily Burwash
Year:
1967
Year in film:
1960s
Country:
Canada, (UK)
Who in bedroom:
boys ~12 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no, online
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10
Rating: *****
Comment:
2 boys, in a steel bunk bed. 28 minutes. Scene at 14 minutes. Discussion with many, mostly older teen boys and girls. I don’t know how many beds in each room. I only have seen one.

As announced another documentary, I found on archive.org. National Film Board of Canada, about the English school in Leiston/Suffolk after 45 years of foundation.

I don’t like the late 60s and early 70s. But it’s quite interesting. Rating 5.

No entry on IMDb. Full movie at

https://archive.org/details/summerhill_201701

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.

Update: Chiquititas (1995)

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Searching for Chiquititas Brasil (1997) for my overalls blog, I stumbled by coincidence again into this original Argentinian series and found some very interesting new bunk beds. As usual interesting and very colorful.

Pic 1 is from ep 81 in 1998. Boys room and wooden red bunk beds like London buses.

Pic 2 a green room I think of the girls. Same episode. Metal bunk beds green/blue. At least 2 bunk beds and at least one separate bed. Probably not more in this smal room.

Rating 9 for now. Still needs to be checked later.

Main entry, previously rated 3

/2014/09/22/chiquititas-1995/

Chiquititas Brasil, rating 7 for now at least 7 girls in one room and around the same amount for the boys

/2016/09/25/chiquititas-brasil-1997/

 

Chiquititas Brasil (1997)

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Sitcom, 5 seasons
Year:
1997-2001
Year in film:
1990s
Country:
Brasil
Who in bedroom:
orphans. Boys. Girls.
Kind of beds:
bunk beds + separate
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Rating: 7
/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment:
This is series about an orphanage with at least 5 boys (maybe some or all are brothers ?) sharing one room in season 3 with 2 blue bunk beds and one separate bed. Also at least 6 girls sharing another room (pic 2, ep 120).

There are hundreds of episodes and I only have checked some few of them, mainly 1998 and 1999 for my overalls blog (f/m, rating 6 for now). There are also other locations with single beds. Some bunk beds are maybe in wall niches (at least in the original series). Material unknown. Some bunk beds seems to be out of wood. Last pic rather metal?

Pic 1 is from s3e61. Pic 3 from an unknown episode, probably season 3 as well. That room is very large.

There are also many other Chiquititas series in different countries (originally from Argentina, rating 3) and also a modern 2013 Brasilian series. More posts coming soon.

Rating even 7-8 for now.

/2014/09/22/chiquititas-1995/

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