The Waltons – Season 7

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In s7e1 (set around 1941), Mary Ellen and Erin sharing a tiny loft room and a foldayway bed at a guesthouse. Erin likes this room, but Mary Ellen doesn’t.

I prefer posting brothers bedrooms, but there are very few foldaway beds.

The Waltons also have some other and better scenes at their home, mainly 3 brothers in one room and 3 sisters (rating 8). Also some guest and other constellations.

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The Enfield Haunting

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Horror film, mini series in 3 parts
Year:
2015
Year in film:
1977
Country:
UK
Who in bedroom:
Janet, Margaret ~11, 13
Kind of beds:
same bed. separate
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, partly TV recording
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
2 sisters, played by Fern Deacon and Eleanor Worthington-Cox sharing one room and partly one bed. They have one younger brother, but he has a room for his own (I haven’t noticed that room).

Quite boring horror movie most of the time and dated setting. Yellow, dark room and wooden beds, looks more like the 1950s or 60s except for the posters. And sharing a bathtub with 3 kids alternately in 1977?

At least a quite unusual movie and girls sharing a bed.

Rating 4-5 only.

Update: Little House on the Prairie (f/m)

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I found 2 boys, maybe brothers sharing a room in s9e1. Beds are horizontally aligned. The other boy in the left bed is darkhaired.

Pic 2 showing a better view of the attic with Laura and Mary sharing one bed wearing night caps (s1e15). Their little sister sleeps elsewhere, obviously downstairs.

Pic 3 showing an interesting Western-like green metal bed in the 2nd post-series movie Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984) (set around 10 years later, probably in the 1880s or 1890s).

Main entry, previously rating 5 at

/2012/12/21/little-house-on-the-prairie/

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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

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Comedy film starring Henry Fonda
Year: 1968
Year in film: 1960s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys. Girls
Kind of beds: bunk beds + separate
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Like in the 2005 remake there are in total 18 kids (I think 7 brothers and 11 sisters, in the novel there are 20 kids (8 boys) in 8 rooms, 3 stories), but not in one room. About 3 of them look grown-up and about 4 are very young. Most famous kids are 11 yo Mitch Vogel (Bonanza) and 7 yo Eric Shea.

I don’t know the complete movie. According to a time chart there are at least 5 letter-coded bedrooms for half of the kids. So in total around 8 rooms.

Jean and Veronica sharing room A (maybe more here), Mary and Gerald room C, Tommy and Phillip room D, Germaine, Teresa and Joan room E. Rest 9 including the room with the 2 bunk beds. Rest 5. So probably 2 or 3 more rooms makes 7-8 rooms + 1 for the parents.

At least 2 wooden bunk beds in one room. Obviously 2 older girls and 2 older boys sharing the room with the bunk beds. I don’t know how the other rooms look like and if there are more bunk beds. In one scene 3 young kids (at least 2 girls) entering the parents’ bed.

I hope for a soon broadcasting but obviously there are no more than 4 or maybe 5 in one room. I can only say for sure of 3 girls sharing one room and also 2 boys. In the remake there are at least 4 brothers sharing a room.

Rating 7 for now.

 

Una semana solos

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Drama
Year:
2007
Year in film:
2000s
Country:
Argentina
Who in bedroom:
boys. girls
Kind of beds:
separate beds,2in1
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
Some boys and girls 7-14 yo sharing a house without grown-ups for a week. English title “A Week Alone”.

Completetly on YouTube.

I don’t remember if boys or girls really sharing a bed at night (do they sleep anyway ?). I assume that the girls have rooms for their own.

A quite interesting scene (shirtless) and movie. But somehow I still prefer US movies, brothers and bunk beds.

Reminds me of movies with a similar plot like “The Cement Garden” or “J’ai voulu rire comme les autres” (rating 10 on my sailor suit blog). I think there’s at least one more similar movie but I don’t remember that title.

Rating 5-6 only.

17 Kids and Counting

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Reality TV aka 19 Kids and Counting
Year:
2008-
Year in film:
2000s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
10 boys. 9 girls
Kind of beds:
bunk beds + single
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
The Duggar family of Arkansas has (currently) 10 boys and 9 girls. Boys and girls each sharing one room.

The boys’ room has/had 4 bunk beds and 2 single beds. The pic 2 is from s10e9 (other location ?) and I thought there might be selfmade 3 story beds. I haven’t found better pics (showing all beds at once) and the bedrooms probably changed after each child. Pic 1 is from a room tour having fewer bunk beds. They also have a slide to a lower room.

I think only one bunk bed in the girls’ room. Some girls sharing one bed.

Better pics also showing the girls’ room is at

http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/08/16/19-kids-counting-the-duggar-family-at-home-in-arkansas/

The series is also now shown on German TLC (starting from season 8).

The most boys in one room I previously had was 6 (and 5 girls).

I somehow don’t like much these rooms. They are more like halls or dorms. Most kids are also very young (in early seasons). But I have to recheck more episodes.

I think the 2nd largest family I have is 15 kids in La gran familia, then 13 kids in “Der Typ, 13 Kinder & Ich” and some with 12 kids. More kids only in dorms or at camp or hospital. I also have several kids sharing one single bed. And several boys and girls both sharing a room unlike here. There are also large families with some grown up kids. Update: 18 kids (including teens) in Yours, Mine & Ours.

Not sure if I need more categories.

Rating 5 for now.

Kidsongs

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Kids musical videos
Year:
1985-1995
Year in film:
1990s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
boys, girls
Kind of beds:
single large, separated
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 
Rating: ****
Comment:
10 young kids, I think boys and girls in one large bed in the song “There Were Ten In A Bed” (episode “Play Along Songs”). Also other bedroom scenes (mainly girls).

Quite funny, but this is just a joke (like the Waltons parodies). There are other more realistic bedrooms (also see my bib overalls blog (rating 8), especially post “Story 44: Kidsongs 2).

Who Will Love My Children?

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Drama starring Ann-Margret
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1952
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys ~7, girls
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: There are 10 kids, boys and girls set in 1952 Iowa. One kid is a toddler, one other is also very young.

I mainly checked for bib overalls scenes (see my other blog, rating 4).

Some or all (teen) girls, around 4 girls, sharing a room, not sure if also sharing a bed as pictured. I’m also not sure if the boy in pic 1 has a room for himself or if there are more rooms for his brothers. One brother coming into this room (but he could also sleep there at night). Maybe it’s not shown.

There’s also a dorm of an orphanage.

Quite interesting, but I haven’t noticed very good scenes concerning bedrooms. There are also other scenes like a bathtub scene.

Rating 4 for now.

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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.

Flowers in the Attic (2014)

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Thriller starring Heather Graham
Year:
2014
Year in film:
1950s
Country:
Canada, USA
Who in bedroom:
Chris 15, Cathy 13, Carrie, Cory 5
Kind of beds:
2 in 2 separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, partly TV recording
Rating:
4/10 
Rating: ****
Comment:
4 siblings are locked in a mansion in a large room. The teen girl and her younger sister sharing the left bed and the brothers the right one. Set in the late 1950s but it’s timeless anyway.

This interesting remake (novel by V. C. Andrews) had been aired 2 days ago. Unfortunately I missed the beginning which takes place one year ago and probably showing their real home and bedrooms as well. But I doubt that they shared beds then.

Exciting movie also includes romatic scenes between the teens.

There are much better other movies with siblings. The younger kids (Maxwell Kovach and Ava Telek) are very young and the older ones quite old (Mason Dye is about 17, Kiernan Shipka about 15). And it’s not their real home room and situation.

But interesting plot and a new entry for some rare tags (brother+sister sharing a room and sisters sharing a bed).

I have to check the 1987 movie and there’s also a 2014 sequel. Also starring Ellen Burstyn as granny (“The Excorcist 1973”)

Rating 3-4 for this one.