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.

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A Swarm in May

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Drama
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: UK
Who in bedroom: boys ~ 9-10 ?
Kind of beds: bunk beds
Available on DVD: VHS only ?
I own: no
Rating: 6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: First I think a boy in a room with s single bed, then a small dorm with 5 or 6 or even more wooden bunk beds at a boarding school. At least 3 bunk beds on this right side and at least 2 on the opposite side. Plot is a bout choir boys.

Not sure about the time setting. Could be the 1950s but the furnitures in pic 2 look like the 70s. 1955 novel by William Mayne.

Also on my shiny shorts blog, rating 4.

For the bedrooms, rating 6-7.

Indiáni z Vetrova

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Family film
Year:
1979
Year in film:
1970s
Country:
CZ
Who in bedroom: boys ~7-17 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds, dorm
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 ? 
Rating:
****
Comment:
Some, mainly older (teen) boys, maybe orphans in this small dorm. I think at least 4 beds.

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

Quite interesting, but I prefer US movies and brothers.

So rating 4 for now only.

Correct title: Indiáni z větrova, 1979 novel by Marketa Zinnerova.

Gisberta (2009)

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Short film, 23 min
Year:
2009
Year in film:
2000s ?
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom: boys ~14-15 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10  ?
Rating:
*****
Comment:
2 or maybe more steel bunk beds in an orphanage or similar.

There’s also an interesting shower scene but nothig much to be seen there.

Awarded movie by Lisa Violetta Gaß.

For the bunk beds rating ~5. Not that bad, but there are better movies.

Highway to Heaven – s4e2

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Danny Pintauro at an orphange in s4e1 and yesterday’s s4e2 (1987). Also later in a room for his own.

Typical adoption/runaway/dog plot but very handsome actor.

Not bad. Small dorm. At least 4 beds in this room.  I think 3 or 4 close each other, not sure if one or 2 rows. There’s at least one at the other side. 8 kids are shown, so maybe 2 rows of 4. But there are obviously more rooms.

Main entry rating up to 6

/2014/11/09/highway-to-heaven/

Les orphelins de Duplessis

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Drama mini series
Year:
1999 (97)
Year in film:
1950s
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom: boys ~811 ?
Kind of beds:
dorm
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10
Rating:
****
Comment:
Several young boys in a large typcal 1950s dorm with white metal beds. 3 or 4 rows, so around 30 beds. Catholic orphanage. Also toddlers at the beginning in higher beds and later at a hospital.

Quite interesting movie, but I think few good scenes and most boys are quite young. But there are also older, handsome boys.

So rating 3-4 only.

Aired in 1997 (IMDb wide release 1999). 2 parts (IMDb says 4 parts).

 

Ryadom s toboy

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Family film
Year:
1976
Year in film:
1970s
Country:
Soviet Union
Who in bedroom:
boys ~11-14 ?
Kind of beds:
dorm, separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 ?
Rating:
****
Comment:
At least 8 beds in this dorm, I think at a Pioneer camp. The sheets look like carpets (maybe they even are ?). Also other scenes of interest like shirtless scenes (swimming outside at a lake in 70s speedos) and historical clothes.

Russian title: Рядом с тобой. What means: Next to You. Novel by Boris Medovoy. I found this by coincidence.

Rating 4-5. There are better movies.

Punky Brewster (1984)

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Sitcom, 88 ep
Year:
1984-1988
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Allen ~9, boy ~15 ? Girl 9
Kind of beds:
bunk bed. Single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 ?
Rating:
*****
Comment:
At least one wooden bunk bed in this room. Not very high. Not sure who sleeps there. Main character is the girl Punky. But mostly boys are shown here including one younger boy and two older ones. I assume that 2 boys sleeping here (or boy and girl or even 2 sisters?). Maybe 9 yo blonde Casey Ellison (pic on my other blog). Pic from s1e21. “Punky gets her own room” is the title of s1e4. So also rooms with a single bed are shown. But she previously slept on the couch. Also at least 2 steel bunk beds at camp in s4e3 (girls).

Also on my shiny shorts and my bib overalls blog, rating 3 each.

Quite interesting but rather few good scenes like at night. But I don’t know all episodes, especially the later seasons.

Also starring several guest stars like Chad Allen and Benji Gregory.

So rating 5-6.

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

Gato negro (2014)

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Crime film
Year:
2014
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
Argentina
Who in bedroom:
boys ~6-16 ?
Kind of beds:
dorm, separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 ?
Rating:
****
Comment:
Some boys (around 20) at different ages in underwear (including tighty whiteys) in this rather small dorm, set in Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Simple, white and black metal beds. Probably the beds are even much older (1950s ?)

Quite interesting, but I prefer other movies and don’t like much dorms.

Rating 3-4 for now only. Title means Black Cat.