Love’s Abiding Joy

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Christian TV drama/Western. Novel by Janette Oke
-Year: 2006
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~6, 11, girls
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: low+
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Some boys in cotton bib overalls but few and brief scenes only. And also girls and grown up’s in Western clothes. Nice school scenes.

Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 5 as well.

Part of the “Love Comes Softly” movie series, rating 3-5. For more infos about this and other movies, please visit my other blog. Also soon on my pigtails blog.

Another interesting Janette Oke series is “When Calls the Heart”, but this is set in 1910 though Western town setting.

 

Death Valley Days (1952)

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Western series, 452 ep, host Ronald Reagan
-Year: 1952-1970
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girls ~10-15, women ?
-Available on DVD: yes, partly
B&W or color: b&w, color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Some (teen) boys, girls and women in Western clothes.

I don’t know the complete series. There were many supporting actors. I only found some few kids including 12 yo Mitch Vogel (“Bonanza”) in s18e4 (color) and Donna Corcoran and others in s2e6 Dear Teacher (pics 2-4). By coincidence I later found a boy (Danny Flower ?) in bib overalls in s13e9 (pic 1, more pics and infos soon on my overalls blog).

Pic 5 showing a young lady in a Cowboy hat in s1e15, maybe Sheila Ryan?

Rating at least 5-6 for now. More episodes needs to be rechecked. Only partly on DVD.

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Grand Champion (2002)

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Family film
-Year: 2002
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girl
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low+ ?
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: At least one girl and a lady in beige bib overalls, (on my other blog, rating 5) and some boys in jeans and Cowboy hats. A very young boy at the beginning in light brown chaps. Also ladies and of course men wearing Cowboy hats. Some few riding scenes (not in overalls).

Nice but I think a typical ranch/rodeo movie set in Texas. Both pics from the trailer.

I have to recheck it more carefully the next broadcasting. Probably not worth buying on DVD? Starring Jacob Fisher as Buddy (pic 2 on the right ?)

But for now even rating 6-7.

The Henderson Kids

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Family series, 12/24 ep + sequel
-Year: 1985-1986
-Country: AUS
-Who in clothing: Colin Cowboy ~18 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low+ ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: At least Mark Hennessy as “Cowboy”, exact age unknown, in Western clothes including beige hat and jeans (in season 1 only). Also wearing Cowboy hats: Peter O’Brien and Kevin Harrington (season 1) and some more men. Also several younger kids acting, but unknown if in Western clothes. Probably also riding scenes.

I don’t know, yet this complete series. Season 2 (1987) is maybe even better. Looks very interesting especially the younger kids. Also starring Kylie Minogue.

For Western clothes, rating 3-4 for now only.

Also soon on my shiny shorts blog, ~rating 4-5.

Smoke (1970)

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Disney film. Ron Howard
-Year: 1970
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Chris 14
-Available on DVD: VHS only
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: ~15 yo Ronny Howard as 14 yo Chris wearing a black Cowboy hat, jeans and a beige shirt.

I don’t know/ don’t remember the complete movie. Obviously few Western scenes.

A typical boy/dog Disney movie of it’s time.

Rating 5 for now only.

Zane Grey Theater

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Western series, 146 ep
-Year: 1956-1961
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girls ~9-11 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Some boys and girls in typical western clothes (pants with suspenders). Pic 1 from s1e10 (maybe showing Jimmy Baird (“Fury”)?). In s1e12 there are kids at school. Pic soon on my pigtails blog (rating 4).

Robert aka Bobby Crawford in bib overalls in s5e3 (soon on my bib overalls blog, rating ~6-7). Don Grady in s4e10+11.

I don’t know all episodes but assume rather few scenes of younger actors.

Rating 4 for s1e10+12, probably higher rating for the others. I thought, I already had an entry.

Update: Laramie (1959)

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I found 2 more interesting and even better scenes in a German trailer. So I don’t know from what episodes they are.

Nice light brown and blue shirts. Handsome actors. Not sure about their names. Pic 2 probably showing the main character Andy, played by Dennis Holmes (although he looks younger). Pic 1 probably showing him as well in a later episode? Season 1+2 are b&w.

Still rating at least 6.

Main entry at

/2014/10/12/laramie-1959/

 

Update: Zoom (1999)

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At least one more Western scene in s5e1. A girl sitting in bib overalls. Taken from my other blog (rating 6 next to some other girls and also a boy).

Main entry here, currently rating 5 at

/2017/06/15/zoom-1999/

I also have an interesting Shirley Temple movie on my pigtails blog (Indian teen boy in 3 pigtails): Susannah of the Mounties (1939).

Gummo

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Drama
-Year: 1997
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~6-10
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: very low ?
-Rating: 4/10
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Some boys shirtless in shorts and cowboys hats. One younger boy in a vest. One older boy with pink bunny ears.

Maybe a quite interesting and unusual movie, but I assume rather few scenes.

And it’s not a Western.

So rating 3-4 only.