Mystery in Dracula’s Castle

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Disney-Land s19e11+12. Johnny Whitaker
Year: 1973
Year in film: 1970s ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Leonard ~11, Alfie ~13
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: 13 yo Johnny Whitaker (“Tom Sawyer”, right bed) and 11 yo Scott C. Kolden (“Me as Chimp”) as brother Leonard sharing this bedrom. There’s also an older friend (Jean-Michel Michenaud) and a teen girl as baby sitter. Whitaker looks younger than 13.

Quite interesting, especially Scott, but I don’t like the 70s colors nor Johnny with his curly hair.

Probably a nice and funny detective movie and rather untypical Disney movie, but I only have checked it briefly.

Rating ~5 for now.

Blinker (1999)

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Family film
Year: 1999
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Belgium
Who in bedroom: Blinker ~13 ?
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: I’m not sure about the actor. The main character (Joren Seldeslachts) is blonde, so maybe one of his friends in this dark blue bedroom. Medium brown wooden bed and furniture. I think no siblings.

I don’t like this actors nor movie. One brief skinny dipping scene at the beginning. Bedroom and plot are quite interesting, though.

Also on my bib overalls blog (teen girl, rating 4 as well).

There are 1 or 2 sequels but they are even worse.

For the bedroom rating 4. Movie itself even less.

Ferocious Pal

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PD Western with dog Kazan
Year: 1934
Year in film: 1930s ? 1870s ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Johnny ~16 ?
Kind of beds: single bed
Available on DVD: yes,DVDr
I own: no
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: OK. Also a classic here. One teen boy, I think Gene Toler probably in this bedroom. No siblings?

Not sure about the time setting. Should be a Western. But looks more like the 1930s.

Rating 3-4 only.

Aka His Ferocious Pal. Available on archive.org.

Update: Islands in the Stream (1977)

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There’s also another location, with probably 3 beds for the three brothers, a bit later, in the middle of the movie. The 3rd bed of the older brother (also aligned horizontally as well) is on the opposite, right wall. 2 desks next each other at the north east, left to the door. Especially near the end of the movie, there are also some scenes on the boat and the bunks there, I think a 2 story bunk bed.

First I thought that the scene pictured would be a dorm and with 4 or 6 beds as the room looks quite large.

The other scene with the pillow fight earlier is much better, though. Now also on my shiny shorts blog (rating 4).

Main entry, still rating 7 at

/2017/05/31/islands-in-the-stream-1977/

 

 

 

Islands in the Stream (1977)

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Drama. Story Ernest Hemingway
Year: 1977
Year in film: 1930s, 1940
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Tom ~20, David 14, Andrew 11
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: There are 3 brothers, Tom (Hart Bochner, shirtless), David (14 or 15 yo Michael-James Wixted) and Andrew (Brad Savage, “Salem’s Lot”, “The Apple Dumpling Gang”), the younger boys in pajamas. They are sharing this room / cabin, (maybe on a ship but I don’t think so), more likely at a primitive beach house. Sorry, I don’t remember.

Nice pillow fight. Set in 1940 and/ or a bit earlier. Also at least David and Tom shirtless in swim shorts, including sitting and underwater scenes. (Shiny shorts blog, rating 4)

1970 novel by Hemingway. Oscar nominated.

Interesting scenes but movie needs to be fully rechecked.

Rating 7-8 for now.

Update: Also on a boat and another location. The final part is unfortunatly missing on YouTube. But I doubt even better scenes there.

/2017/06/09/update-islands-in-the-stream-1977/

 

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.

Amanda (1996)

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Family horse movie
Year: 1996
Year in film: 1950s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Biddle, Kelsey ~13
Kind of beds: separate
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Kieran Culkin (Biddle, right bed) and film brother Erik von Detten, both 13 yo but Kieran is younger looking, sharing this 1950s wooden farm bedroom.

Very interesting ranch movie. I like Culkin, but not von Detten.

Also on my Western blog, rating 7 and soon on my pigtails blog.

For bedroom scenes rating 7-8 for now. Needs to be fully rechecked.

What Are Friends For? (ABC Afterschool)

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TV family divorce drama
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1980
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: girl ~12
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: A girl in this color bedroom. Released in 1980, shot maybe in 1979.

Also nice bib overalls scenes (other blog, rating 4).

What else to say? Nice colors, but I think no siblings.

Rating 4-5.

Main overwiew entry of all Afterschool Specials, rating up to 7 (also check out my other blogs)

/2014/12/20/abc-afterschool-specials/

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

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Christmas film starring Aran Bell
Year: 2007
Year in film: 1910s ?
Country: UK
Who in bedroom: boys ~10 ?
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One boy, I think Luke Ward Wilkinson (not sure, maybe Jack Montgomery ?) alone in this nice, colorful room. The setting is, I think in the 1910s, so very colorful for this early time.

I only have checked this briefly.  Award winning picture book (1995) by Susan Wjciechowski

Also on my bib overalls blog, few scenes, rating 3.

For this bedroom, rating 4-5.

Also soon on my pigtails blog, rating ~7.

Josh and S.A.M.

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Drama starring Noah Fleiss
Year: 1993
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Josh ~13, Sam ~8
Kind of beds: separate ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Brothers Josh and Sam, played by Canadian Jacob Tierney and Noah Fleiss, I think sharing this room (or maybe have separate rooms ?). Sorry, I don’t remember this movie and have to recheck it.

Looks like a typical, modern 90s bedroom. I think few scenes as this is a road movie.

Rating 4-5 for this bedroom for now only. Movie rating maybe even higher.