Updates: The Kentuckian , Red River (1948)

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I have recently seen some major parts of these two movies.

All pics showing The Kentuckian (1955 starring Burt Lancaster), previously rated 3, now 5. Quite good western but I don’t like Donald MacDonald (pic 2). One better, more handsome boy is Lee Erickson at the fighting scene (pic 1). Also many kids (boys+girls) outside the school. Some boys appear like wearing overalls but they are only pants with suspenders.

I also have seen Red River (1948) starring John Wayne and teen boy Mickey Kuhn. I have uploaded a pic of a colorized version. Good plot, but I don’t like this boy.

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The Lone Rider Rides On

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Western starring George Houston
-Year: 1941
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Jim ~11, Tom ~13
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: yes
-Clothing occurence: low
-Rating: 3/10
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Harry Harvey Jr. and Robert aky Bobby Winkler (as young Lone Rider)  in dark jeans, western shirts and hats.

Some westerns have/will be aired today and tommorow on German RTL Nitro. 1 was quite good. But first this one.

After my entry King of the Sierras (1938) rating 5, I searched for more movies starring Harry Harvey Jr.. I found one very good pic with him and the other boy and as I haven’t found it online I just bought it.

A typical, poor 1940s-1hour-b&w movie. Only some few minutes at the beginning of the movie. They are fighting and rolling on the ground. One boy singing. Not even a close up of the face of the other one. The rest is set around 20 years later when they are grown-up.

And very poor image and sound quality (at least the edition from Alpha Video / oldies.com). DVD title Riders of the Plains. Probably PD. Also starring Al St. John as Fuzzy. At least 2 handsome boys in jeans. DVD is pressed and not a DVDr like many others from them. Plot is quite good.

So rating 2-3 only.

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The Lone Ranger (1949)

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Western series starring Clayton Moore, 221 ep
-Year: 1949-1957
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Scott True ~12, Keo ?
-What clothes: jeans, hat
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color (s5)
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium *
-Rating: 9/10
-Rating: *********
-Comment: 2 boys in s5e29 Ghost Town Fury (1957). I think it’s Brad Morrow (1942-1997) in jeans, also riding. The other Indian Boy is maybe Carlos Vera.

Several good scenes at least in this episode (earlier seasons are b&w but I only have checked few other episodes with no kids). Good tight jeans front+rear view and good sitting and riding scenes.

Brad Morrow also appeared in other famous series like Rawhide, Wagon Train, Bonanza, Lassie, Spin and Marty, and some more but in few episodes only.

Rating 8-9 for this episode. (Could even be better, blond, more actors, more scenes). I have to check more episodes. According IMDb they only appeared in one more episode.

Shaughnessy

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TV western starring Matthew Settle
-Year: 1996
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boy ~11
-What clothes: hat, overalls
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Norman D. Golden II (Cop & 1/2, see overalls blog) in light blue overalls and a straw hat.

There are better westerns but could be worse. I have checked it at high speed only.  It was a pilot for a TV series. Novel by Louis L’Amour who also wrote Hondo.

Rating 3-4. Also on my overalls blog (same rating).

Update: Hondo (1953)

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Has been aired 2 days ago. Unfortunately I have missed the first half this time. I think I have seen that many years ago but can’t remember much. There are also scenes of 9 yo Lee Aaker wearing blue jeans instead of the brown pants. I didn’t knew that. Some scenes are very good and interesting. John Wayne throwing him in the creek so that the boy learn to swim (pic 1). Before that he was standing and fishing.

Pic 2 is from the end. He appears very young and small sometimes even much younger than 9 yo but sometimes older, especially his face. Very handsome and good blond haircut. One teeth is missing.

At least 2 scenes in jeans also in the house but briefly shown. The scene in the main entry is better. I still have to recheck the complete movie. It’s definitely worth buying but I just wait for the next airing.

Main entry, currently rating at least 8 at#

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Gunsmoke Ranch

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PD Western starring Robert Livingston
-Year: 1937
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Jimmy ~13 ?
-What clothes: chaps, hat
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low *
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: A young boy, probably 12 or 13 yo Canadian Sammy McKim in dark pants and hat and chaps, also riding. Doesn’t look like jeans.

I only have checked it at high speed. Several scenes with him but rather few good scenes (best at 37 pic 1 and 46 minutes, pic 2). He also wears other clothes including black suit jacket and black pants (with a light cap) and light colored clothes also without cowboy hat.

Quite interesting and handsome, so rating 6-7. 53 minutes. I also have 3 other movies with him.

King of the Sierras (1938)

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Western starring Rex the horse
-Year: 1938
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Tommy ~8 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: A young boy, probably Harry Harvey Jr. (young orphan in “Our Gang” also wearing overalls there) in a dark, probably black shirt and dark blue jeans and a beige cowboy hat. Also riding.

Not bad, but he’s quite young. Nice jeans. 53 minutes, aka “Black Stallion” and  Killers of the Prairie. Also starring his dad Harry Harvey Sr.

Rating 5-6. I have to check more movies with him.

The Return of Wildfire

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Western starring Richard Arlen
-Year: 1948
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Judy ~30 ?
-What clothes: hat, jeans
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: At least this young lady (probably Mary Beth Hughes ?) in quite good western clothes including a beige hat and dark jeans. Of course also lots of men. I don’t know of younger actors here.

83 minutes long what is very rare for that time.

Directed by Ray Taylor, also starring Patricia Morison.

Rating 2-3 for now only but needs to be completetly checked.