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.

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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.

Pachín almirante

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Drama starring Angelito
Year:
1961
Year in film:
1960s
Country:
Spain
Who in bedroom:
boys ~7-11
Kind of beds:
bunk beds, separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment:
Some younger boys (including Singer Angelito (Ángel Gómez Mateo) as Pachínin) in this dorm in metal bunk beds. Grown up’s, 2 men in a different room in seperate non-bunk metal beds.

I don’t know the complete movie. Many scenes are set on a small ship with the boys in white sailor suits (sailor suit blog rating 5) but I think this dorm is not on the ship.

I’m also not sure about the amount of bunk beds and rooms. Looks like at least 6 bunk beds here.

Quite interesting and I like bunk beds. Some handsome boys.

But rating 6-7 for now only. Movie in color would maybe better.

Ma and Pa Kettle

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Comedy film
Year:
1949
Year in film:
1940s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
4 boys ?
Kind of beds:
2×2 foldaway beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10  ?
Rating: *****
Comment:
The pic showing 4 kids at least 2 boys (on the left), probably 4 boys in electric driven, horizontal foldaway beds.

The Kettle’s have 15 kids, but around 6 are grown-ups or older teens. I think some more are females (at least 4 young girls and 2 very young boys). Farm setting first (I didn’t noticed bedrooms of interest there), but here they had already moved to the house-of-the-future. There are 10 different movies (1947-1957). I still have to check most of them.

Quite interesting and my first entry of this kind of beds. One of the most famous boys is Teddy Infuhr. Some very good other scenes including jeans and overalls (partly in other movies, soon on my other blog).

Rating 5-6 for this modern bedroom. Funny and rare but I don’t like it that much.

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.

The Night Before Christmas (1905)

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Silent short film
Year:
1905 (1908?)
Year in film:
1900s ?
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
2 boys+2girls+girl
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
2/10 
Rating: **
Comment:
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 archive.org. 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 Brücke (1959)

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Anti-war movie starring Fritz Wepper
Year:
1959
Year in film:
1945
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
Albert ~17, Klaus ~15, others
Kind of beds:
bunk beds + single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, TV recording
Rating:
4/10
Rating: ****
Comment:
4 small, probably iron bunk beds and one single bed on the left wall. (Maybe evn more bunk beds in other rooms?)

This famous, Oscar nominated anti-war movie had rently been aired. I think I missed some parts at the beginning and there might be regular bedrooms at their homes as well.

Famous teen actors like Fritz Wepper, Volker Lechtenbrink and also starring Günter Pfitzmann and Wolfgang Stumpf. Directed by Bernhard Wicki who also did some Heimatfims (Skandal um Dr. Vlimmen, Lederhosen blog rating 10).

I noticed only few and short good bedroom scenes here. However plot is quite interesting and some boys quite handsome. I also have to check the remake.

Rating 3-4 only. At least another interesting dorm movie with many bunk beds.