Dennis the Menace (1959)

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Comedy family series. Jay North
Year:
1959-63
Year in film:
1950s, 60s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom: Dennis 8-11
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10
Rating:
*****
Comment:
Dennis, obviously alone in this bedroom. Pic from s1e1. Also in pajamas on my Western blog and of course in bib overalls on my overalls blog (currently rating 3-(4)).

I don’t remember all episodes. Maybe there are also other rooms shown (of his friends) and probably parents and Mr. Wilson.

Rating ~5-6 for now. Great series. I have to check more episodes later.

Update: Also Dennis and another boy sharing one bed (or sheets) in s1e13.

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Dangerous Holiday

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Classic drama starring Ra Hould
Year:
1937
Year in film:
1930s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom: Ronnie ~ 13, man
Kind of beds:
bunk bed
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes
Rating:
3/10
Rating:
***
Comment
Ronald Sinclair (then called Ra Hould, born in NZ), 1924-1992 sitting on top of a bunk bed in a cabin, visiting this man.

Nice sailor suit scenes (other blog rating 7) and other scenes of interest (swimming in underwear). I even bought the DVD.

Few bedroom scenes, no siblings. Typical runaway plot movie of these days.

For bedroom rating ~3 only.

Return of the Texan

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Romance
Year:
1952
Year in film:
1950s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom: Steve, Yo-Yo ~5, 7?
Kind of beds:
separate beds or single ?
Available on DVD
yes, DVDr
I own:
no
Rating:
3/10 ?
Rating:
***
Comment:
There are 2 young brothers, played by Dennis Ross and Lonnie Thomas and maybe both sharing this room. Vintage steel bed(s).

I’ve checked it briefly some time for my Western blog (rating 5), but don’t remember much.

Rating at least ~3-4 for now. Boys are quite young.

The Children’s Hour (1961)

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Romance, Audrey Hepburn
Year: 1961
Year in film: 1960s ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: girls ~11 ?
Kind of beds: dorm, separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Looks like a rather small attic room/dorm with I think at least ~3 or 4 beds. Probably set in the girls’ boarding school. Starring Veronica Cartwright (“The Birds”) and Karen Balkin as girls.

I found this some time ago and don’t remember much.

Quite interesting room. But I prefer color movies and brothers.

Rating ~3-4 only.

Night ‘n’ Gales (Our Gang)

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Our Gang / Little Rascals short film
Year: 1937
Year in film: 1930
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys ~4-9, man
Kind of beds: same bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Porky, Alfalfa, Spanky and Buckwheat and a man sharing one bed. Pic from the colorized version.

Quite funny and interesting, but there are better movies. 11 minutes only.

Rating 3-4. I recently added episodes on my other blogs, especially my overalls blog.

Main overview entry including dorm, rating up to 6

/2016/10/21/update-our-gang/

One Good Turn (1955)

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Comedy film starring Norman Wisdom
Year: 1955
Year in film: 1954
Country: UK
Who in bedroom: Jimmy ~7, others
Kind of beds: dorm, separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Some, I think mainly younger boys at a small, private looking orphange. At least 10 beds in this room. I doubt that there are more rooms.

I only have checked it briefly and don’t remember all scenes.

Also a boy in a sailor suit, other blog, rating 4.

Rating 4-5 for now only.

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: Our Gang

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Like on all my other blogs, I make an update of this great Classic series aka Little Rascals. Please note, that I don’ know/don’t remember all movies. All or most movies were also colorized. There are some few siblings and twin characters (boys), but probably not shown here as most gang members are friends. Nice night shirts.

Pic 1 is from the 1938 movie “Canned Fishing”. Spanky is in Alfalfa’s bed but he sleeps in a different bed (in the same room) earlier. Wooden beds.

Pics 2+3 are from the 1934 movie “Shrimps For a Day”. There is a larger room in an orphanage with several beds, maybe around 8? But also 3 boys sharing one bed. Metal beds.

I previously just had “When the Wind Blows” rating 3.

/2013/07/06/when-the-wind-blows-1930/

I don’t like the orphanage and prefer the beds at home. I have to check more episodes. Maybe there are bunk beds as well? Or probably a foldaway bed?

Rating 6 for these scenes. More movies:

Night ‘n’ Gales (1937) 4 boys and 1 man in one bed, colorized, rating 4

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Une histoire sans importance

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Gay drama
Year:
1980
Year in film:
~1980 ?
Country:
France
Who in bedroom:
Claude, Philippe, 16-17
Kind of beds:
same bed
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10
Rating: *****
Comment:
Two gay teen boys, played by Philippe Bories and Bernard Flamain in and on one older looking metal bed. Also later in a tent.

44 minutes short film. B&w. English title “A History Without Importance”.

Quite interesting and controversial in these days. But there are lots of other and better gay themed and coming-of-age movies.

For the bed/bedroom rating 5 only.

Merlusse (1938)

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Drama. Marcel Pagnol
Year:
1938
Year in film:
~1925
Country:
France
Who in bedroom:
boys ~8-16 ?
–Kind of beds:
dorm, separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
3/10 
Rating: ***
Comment:
Some orphaned boys in a large, roomy dorm at a boarding school with metal beds.

Should not show Pagnol’s childhood memories, and set a bit later around 1925,  but filmed at his school in 1935 although it looks older.

I like Pagnol movies but there are much better ones (Check out my sailor suit blog).

Rating 3-4 for this one.