Unknown 8: French or Italian movie, bedwetting Chinese orphan ? 1980s ?

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Unknown family film
Year: 1980s ??
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: French ?
Who in bedroom: boys ~8-11 ?
Kind of beds: separate beds, dorm
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: I found these screenshots on my old PC. Aired probably in the early 90s, (movie could be older, maybe late 80s ?). There’s a dorm in an orphanage and a younger, maybe Chinese bedwetting boy. 2 other kids laying his hand in a bowl of water while he sleeps. I think, the boy later tried to escape while the others sleep. And I think is caught by a man. Could also be Spanish or similar.

Does anybody remembers the title?

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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.

A Minor Miracle

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Family film starring Pelé
Year:
1983
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
boys ~7-15 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds, dorm
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
Some orphaned Soccer boys in this dorm. Some boys sitting on the beds (even at least 5 sitting on one bed), some shirtless in shorts. Maybe around 12 beds. Dorm looking quite unusual, almost like a living room at the other angle.

Several good shiny shorts scenes including boys in pink. (Rating 8 on my other blog).

Rating 6-7 for this dorm. Nice 80s movie I found by searching for all 1983 movies on IMDb.

The Waltons – Season 6

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There are 2 British orphans, boy and girl visiting the Waltons around Christmas (1939 ?), sharing one bed. Disc 4 at 1h13. I think it’s a double episode s6e1?

Probably the first episode of boy and girl sharing a bed. But the boy is very young and first never talks. Probably the room and bed of John-Boy. See main entry for other pics of this room.

Rating 4-5 for this.

Main entry rating 8 with up to 4 boys (usually 3 brothers) in one room and 3 sisters in another.

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Update: Chiquititas (1995)

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Searching for Chiquititas Brasil (1997) for my overalls blog, I stumbled by coincidence again into this original Argentinian series and found some very interesting new bunk beds. As usual interesting and very colorful.

Pic 1 is from ep 81 in 1998. Boys room and wooden red bunk beds like London buses.

Pic 2 a green room I think of the girls. Same episode. Metal bunk beds green/blue. At least 2 bunk beds and at least one separate bed. Probably not more in this smal room.

Rating 9 for now. Still needs to be checked later.

Main entry, previously rated 3

/2014/09/22/chiquititas-1995/

Chiquititas Brasil, rating 7 for now at least 7 girls in one room and around the same amount for the boys

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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.

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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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Chiquititas Brasil (1997)

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Sitcom, 5 seasons
Year:
1997-2001
Year in film:
1990s
Country:
Brasil
Who in bedroom:
orphans. Boys. Girls.
Kind of beds:
bunk beds + separate
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Rating: 7
/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment:
This is series about an orphanage with at least 5 boys (maybe some or all are brothers ?) sharing one room in season 3 with 2 blue bunk beds and one separate bed. Also at least 6 girls sharing another room (pic 2, ep 120).

There are hundreds of episodes and I only have checked some few of them, mainly 1998 and 1999 for my overalls blog (f/m, rating 6 for now). There are also other locations with single beds. Some bunk beds are maybe in wall niches (at least in the original series). Material unknown. Some bunk beds seems to be out of wood. Last pic rather metal?

Pic 1 is from s3e61. Pic 3 from an unknown episode, probably season 3 as well. That room is very large.

There are also many other Chiquititas series in different countries (originally from Argentina, rating 3) and also a modern 2013 Brasilian series. More posts coming soon.

Rating even 7-8 for now.

/2014/09/22/chiquititas-1995/

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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.

Fugues

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TV drama starring Jim Redler
Year:
2000
Year in film:
1990s
Country:
France
Who in bedroom:
boy Jo 13 ?, others
–Kind of beds:
single bed
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
3/10 
Rating: ***
Comment:
Jim Redler (pic 1) in this white bedroom. I think he has no siblings but lives with other kids at foster parents. I don’t remember if there are sleeping more kids in this room, I think I have only seen one bed. There must be at least one more room, probably more (like for the girl).

Pic 2 showing 4 more kids sitting on Jo’s bed.

Also on my overalls blog (black teen boy Samory Ba (pic 2 on the right) +woman, rating 4).

Rating 3-4 for this room.

Le voleur d’enfants (1991)

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Drama starring Marcello Mastroianni
Year:
1991
Year in film:
1925
Country:
F, I, Spain
Who in bedroom:
boys ~6-10 yo
–Kind of beds:
separate beds, bunk beds, 2in1
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
Several young, orphaned boys in at least 3 separate rooms which are next to each other. First some different single beds, at least 3 or 4 beds including wooden and metal ones (pic 1) then one different room to the left at least 2 or more bunk beds. Also 2 boys sharing one bed.

Interesting movie, first on my sailor suit blog (few good scenes and mainly one very young boy, rating 4). Also other scenes of interest (bathtub scene of 2 boys, 1 walking around without clothes etc). Good plot, novel by Jules Supervielle. English title: The Children Thief.

Not bad but the boys are quite young and most bedroom scenes dark lit.

So rating 5 only.

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