Unforgiven (1992)

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Western starring Clint Eastwood
-Year: 1992
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Will 12, Penny ~8
-What clothes: pants
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, TV recording
-Clothing occurence: very low
-Rating: 3/10
-Rating: ***
-Comment: About 14 yo blond Canadian Shane Meier as 12 yo son of Eastwood and his younger sister played by Aline Levasseur.

Had been aired yesterday and I have seen it completetly (but mostly at high speed).

Only very few scenes of the kids at the beginning only. A funny scene with the boy in the pig coop. He wears tight dark brown pants.

The movie won 4 Oscars. I wonder why. Maybe because of the famous actors. Besides the few scenes of the kids I also don’t like this movie. Typical modern made western to me. Nothing much special. 131 minutes. Technicolor 2.35:1 widescreen.

Also starring Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. Eastwood made more interesting movies like Honkytonk Man. My favourite movie involving bib overalls.

I finally also have rechecked 3:10 to Yuma (2007) completely, coming soon (rating 4(-5)).

Rating 2-3 for this one only. Sorry.

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The Way of the West (1934)

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Western starring Hal Taliaferro
-Year: 1934
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Bobby ~12
-What clothes: pants, chaps
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Bobby Nelson (1922-1974) this time in black pants and (brown) chaps and a dark hat like pictured on the lobby card of  The Cowboy and the Bandit (1935), rating 3.

Maybe they don’t had the time or money to make new pics and so they used a pic from the earlier movie people may remember. But it’s disappointing if you can’t see him in chaps and the clothes as announced. The (colorized) lobby card showing a light red or orange shirt, a light green scarf and yellow suspenders. The shirt appeared white at least on this scene (which is at 22 minutes). The dark higher hat looks like from an early scout uniform. There is also a woman shown wearig a cowboy hat. Not sure in which movie, I didn’t pay attention to that.

Maybe a typical b&w western of it’s time. 55 minutes, fullscreen. Story by Barry Barringer (“Zane Grey’s The Dude Ranger”, directed by Robert Emmett Tansey who did lots of similar B movies. Produced by Superior Talking Pictures.

I didn’t had the time to watch the complete movie at slow speed. But it looks much better than The Cowboy and the Bandit. But I don’t remember riding scenes here.

I like classics and chaps, but I prefer blond actors, jeans, overalls and the like. So rating 4-5 for now.

True Grit (2010)

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Western remake starring Jeff Bridges
-Year: 2010
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~8, 10, men, girl
-What clothes: suit, overalls
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: very low
-Rating: 3/10  ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: First 13 yo darkhaired Hailee Steinfeld with pigtails as 14 yo main chararacter Mattie. At the end of the movie which is set about 25 years later in 1903 (so not really a western anymore but a western style setting and show being prepared) there is first a boy with a brown suit showing the grown-up Mattie the way. There is a site with working men, some in overalls, also one young men in blue overalls. And one boy sitting on a wagon in blue overalls as well next to another boy.

Had been aired yesterday. Unfortunately I missed some few minutes at the end and maybe 15 minutes at the beginning.

I watched most of the movie at high speed as there was something else and more interesting on a different channel. The movie although famous and nominated for 10 Oscars is quite boring to me. Also starring Matt Damon and Josh Brolin. Many dark lit scenes.

I somehow don’t like the girl (also riding and often wearing a hat, but no need for uploading a pic of her).

There are at least 3 other movies, the first is the 1969 movie starring John Wayne. Mattie looking much older there and more like a boy/tomboy. But I have to check that movie for male actors as well.

Rating 3-4 but I have to recheck the rest of the movie. Also soon on my overalls blog (One more pic there).

The Last Wagon (1956)

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Western starring Richard Widmark
-Year: 1956
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Billy ~15
-What clothes: suit, hat
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium
-Rating: 5/10  ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: 14 or 15 yo Tommy Rettig (1941-1996, Lassie) in a medium / light blue suit and hat. Very light blue or similar,  almost white shirt and medium blue pants almost appearing like jeans but probably matching the jacket. Also some other younger boys in dark blue western clothes including hats (pic 2).

Several good scenes, most interesting in the first half of the movie (both pics. Without the jacket scenes near the end of the movie).

I like handsome Tommy Rettig (River of No Return, rating 10, At Gunpoint (1955), rating 8). But somehow I don’t like his clothes here and don’t like this western/romance/wagon train movie.

Directed by Delmer Daves (3:10 to Yuma (1955)). The remake coming soon.

Rating 5-6.

I forgot that there are 1 or 2 swimming scenes (kids in the river) in  shorts. One at 31 minutes. But also nothing much of interest.

You Can’t Do That on Television

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Kids comedy series, 143 ep. in 10 seasons
-Year: 1979-1990 (1986)
-Country: Canada
-Who in clothing: Vanessa 14, others
-What clothes: jeans, hats
-Available on DVD: no
-B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, partly TV recordings
-Clothing occurence: low
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Vanessa Lindores and the rest of the crew (Adam Kalbfleisch, Adam Reid and others) in cowboy and or ranch / farm style clothes including cowboy hats and scarves. 1986 episode 96  “Country” (s7e7). Funny plots around country living (also trying to milk and a referring to The Walton’s good night wishes). Also on all my other 3 blogs. (Rating up to 10, bedroom blog).

Very good and funny TV series; one of my favourite Canadian and comedy series. (Handsome blond Doug Ptolemy, I think not starring in this episode).

Maybe there are more episodes concerning cowboys, westerns or ranch stuff, but I can’t remember of such.

Perfect series, at least for it’s time. Unfortunately not officially available on DVD. I think I would even buy it. There seems to have been some attempts to put it on DVD (Nick Rewind line) and there is a documentary (You can’t Do that on Film) and some DVDr offers but I haven’t heard about a complete official set. At least there are some episodes on ITunes (and of course YouTube but in quite bad quality).

For this episode at least rating 5-6.

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The Cowboy and the Bandit

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Western starring Rex Lease
-Year: 1935
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Bobby ~13
-What clothes: pants
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium
-Rating: 3/10
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Bobby Nelson (1922-1974) in tight black pants and a medium colored shirt  (red on the lobby card). Also riding. On the lobby card he’s depictured wearing chaps but I haven’s found it in the movie (57 minutes). I think this is a pic collage from a different movie (The Way of the West (1934), same hat and chaps there). That movie is a bit better (coming soon, rating (4-)5.)

Obviously a typical short western of it’s time. Nothing special. But could be worse. At least a teen boy who also rides.

He starred in many other similar B-westerns, also earlier ones, which I have to check as well.

Rating 3.

Sella d’argento

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Western starring Giuliano Gemma
-Year: 1978
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Thomas Jr. 10
-What clothes: pants, ruffle
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: I think blond Sven Valsecchi as 10 yo Thomas Jr. but even much younger looking in different brown clothes also with a white ruffled collar.

Aka Silver Saddle, The Man in the Silver Saddle, and They Died With Their Boots On. With lots of violence. Directed by Lucio Fulci. Techniscope 2.35:1 widescreen.

Pic 1 at about 28 minutes, pic 2 at 53 minutes. I only have checked this movie at high speed on YouTube where I checked some movies recently and found this by coincidence.

Quite interesting and probably also something for my historical clothes (sailor suit blog).

But the boy is very young. And I think there are much better westerns.

So rating 3-4 for now only.

The Painted Stallion (1937)

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Western serial starring Ray Corrigan
-Year: 1937
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Christopher ~13
-What clothes: pants, fringes
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 6/10
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Canadian Sammy McKim (1924-2004) in light colored, obviously beige clothes (shirt, jacket hat and also light colored pants) with fringes (jacket sleeves and neck). Both pics are from episode 1.

12 chapters in this Republic Pictures serial. Set between the 1820s and 1840s.

He also starred in many other similar westerns and other movies up to the 50s, even in Annie Oakley. I have to check all these movies.

I haven’t checked all episodes but it looks interesting.

Also starring Jack Perrin as Davy Crocket.

Maybe this movie is public domain and I think no need for buying this. I prefer blond actors anyway.

But could be worse. Rating 5-6 for now.

The Cowboys (1972)

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Western starring John Wayne
-Year: 1972
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys 9-15
-What clothes: pants, chaps, overalls
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, TV recording
-Clothing occurence: often
-Rating: 6/10
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Several (I think 10) boys and teen boys in different western style clothes mainly in brown color including hats. Some few in bib overalls (also see my overalls blog rating 4).  Also few scenes with boys in chaps. And riding scenes.

Probably the most famous western where many kids playing the main chararcters and plot. However there are some movie starring kids only (see tag).

Very interesting movie and I’ve seen it at least twice. But some time ago. So I have to recheck it more carefully. But I remember some few very good scenes and handsome blond boy actors including Sam and Clay O’Brien.

Also a very interesting bunkhouse scene with bunk beds and boys in long johns and other nightwear (bedroom blog, rating 8).

2.20:1 and 2.40:1 Panavision widescreen. Not a real western but more a coming-of-age cattle drive adventure.

Good movie, but I think few overalls and jeans scenes. So rating 5-6 only.

Schloss Einstein

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Kids TV series about a boarding school
-Year: 1998-
-Country: Germany
-Who in clothing: Sebastian, Mia ~13, others
-What clothes: hats
-Available on DVD: partly
-B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, TV recordings
-Clothing occurence: very low
-Rating: 4/10 *
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Marcus Wengler ~15 yo (freckled and wearing braces) in ep 130 (s3e14) in brown clothes including hat and vest. They are making a desert party as some students are going to leave far away from that boarding school (also singing) but other in no western clothes. Early episodes are not widescreen and are not available on DVD except for 2 compilations.

Jana Röhlinger in ep 500 (s11e20) and another teen girl and teen boy from a band singing in cowboy hats and scarves. She wears a longer blue jeans skirt. Good plot as she was afraid to perform on stage. And good song “Wer kann mir sagen, warum jetzt alles anders ist”.  Available on DVD.

I only remember these 2 scenes of this lengthy series. Very good series with lots of young actors. Also on all my 3 other blogs.

Main entry on my overalls blog with some separate entries rating up to 9. Not tagging overalls here. Some farm content but I not really western style.

For this brief scenes rating 4-5 only.