Update: Big City (2007)


I now have seen the complete DVD. It’s a good and usual western, some handsome boys and some good scenes. But the rating is still 6-7. No jeans (except for few overalls scenes), no chaps, few riding scenes etc.

Most kids playing the characters of grown ups (bartender, piano player, female teacher, slaves) so wearing “grown-ups clothes” smoking cigars and having guns. Other kids playing kids (pupils). Few grown-ups.

Also kids as Indians (but rather few scenes in the 2nd half) and one Chinese. 3 young boys in sailor suits. Best is of course the red haired and freckled main character (and his bathtub scene in long johns). More infos (soon) on my other blogs.

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Big City (2007)


Kids western
-Year: 2007
-Country: France
-Who in clothing: boys, girls ~7-12
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: yes
-Clothing occurence: very often
-Rating: 7/10
-Rating: *******
-Comment: Several boys and girls in western clothes (including riding), also some boys in bib overalls (overalls blog rating 4) and 3 boys in sailor suits (rating 3) and the handsome boy bathing in a union suit.

Kids taking over the parts of grown-ups, but there are also grown-ups here. Most kids-only westerns are not available on DVD.

An interesting and funny movie. Soon more (on all my blogs).

Rating 6-7. Update and 2 more pics on


Kidsongs: Home on the Range


Musical videos
-Year: 1986, later
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~10, 12, girls
-What clothes: vest, hat
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 4/10
-Rating: ****
-Comment: One or 2 boys and (older) girls and grown-ups  in western clothes. Sitting on treks or riding.

“Home on the Range” is the title of the VHS as well as this song. Also other, similar (pioneer) clothes including bib overalls (soon on my overalls blog, rating 5).

Also other entries here, rating up to 7 (and on my other blogs). There are better songs and clips and kids


Streets of Laredo (1995)


Western series starring James Garner
-Year: 1995
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Ben ~7
-What clothes: brown clothes, hat
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Cameron Finley (“Leave it to Beaver” 1997) in typical brown clothes, dark brown jacket and a brown hat. Also a women (Sissy Spacek) and one or 2 other boys in similar clothes (and of course men).

I only noted few scenes with the boy. So rating 3 for now only. There are better westerns.

There’s a 1949 western with the same name but probably unrelated.



I Wish I Were a Cowboy


Educational video
-Year: 1995
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~5-7 ?
-Available on DVD: VHS
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: often
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: At least 3 young boys in jeans and cowboy clothes including chaps. Including a handsome blond boy riding. Though not sure if there are the 2 other boys from the cover appearing in the movie as well.

30 minutes Kid Vision / Warner VHS. Produced by Sid and Marty Krofft (Land of the Lost). Starring Jonathan Higgins as Cody and Steve Bernie as Wishing Well Willie.

I haven’t seen this complete movie except for this short clip. There is also a clip of “I Wish I Were a Football Player” on the web elsewhere. The other 2 VHS of this “Dream Big” series are for girls.

Very interesting, but the kids are very young.

Rating 6-7 for now.