Mickey’s Wild West

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Mickey McGuire short film. Mickey Rooney
-Year: 1928
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~5-11 ?
-Available on DVD: no ?
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Several kids including Mickey Rooney (obviously 2 hats at the same time) in Western clothes at least in this episode. I think one girl (tomboy). Probably chaps and riding scenes.

In total, there are 78 Mickey McGuire short films. The earlier ones, including this one are silent films.

Very nice, Our Gang like comedy series. Also some nice scenes in bib overalls (other blog rating 7-(8). Maybe someone can identify an actor there?

For Western scenes rating 4-5 for now.

 

Bad Little Angel

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Drama starring Virginia Weidler
-Year: 1939
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Patsy ~11, Bobby 5, boy ~16
-Available on DVD: no ?
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Virginia Weidler as orphan and an older teen boy wearing Cowboy hats. There’s also 6 or 7 yo but older looking Mickey Kuhn as 5 yo Bobby, but probably not in Western clothers. This is not a Western.

I don’t know the complete movie and found it by coincidence.

More movies about Virginia Weidler on my pigtails blog.

Rating 3 for now for this scene. I think not officially on DVD.

 

The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

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Western starring Bill Elliott
-Year: 1938
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Boots ~13 ?, boy
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: 13 or 14 yo Canadian Sammy McKim (pics 1+2) in dark and light colored pants (I think not jeans) and a dark vest, and obviously another, Indian looking boy. Of course riding scenes, but not sure if with any kids.

Unfortunately I only have seen some few short clips and pics. Handsome actor, I have some other entries about him (mainly rating 6 like Gunsmoke Ranch). Much more movies with him to check. (btw. Gunsmoke is currently running  on German TV).

Another Wild Bill Hickok series, starring Robin Winans, rating 7 at

/2016/04/17/adventures-of-wild-bill-hickok/

Rating at least 5-6. Also to check a 1942 movie and many movies tagged as such on IMDb.

Sorry, I had one more pic with a girl and (another boy) but that was from the 1951 series (ep. Wild White Horse).

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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.

Two-Fisted Rangers

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Western starring Charles Starrett
-Year: 1939
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Sliver ~13 ?
-What clothes: shirt, pants
-Available on DVD: no
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ??
-Rating: 7/10 ?
-Rating: *******
-Comment: A handsome blond teen boy, I think it’s Bill Cody Jr. in a shirt and dark pants.

Pic taken from the bobnolan-sop page (Ed Phillips collection). Not sure if this publicity pic is in the public domain like most others (or copyrighted by Columbia). Maybe even the movie is PD. 62 minutes.

I haven’t found any clips or DVD releases.

He also starred in some few other westerns.

Rating 7 for now.

Our Gang Follies of 1936

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Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals)
-Year: 1935
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Alfalfa ~7
-What clothes: pants, chaps, hat
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w/color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer in a brown short, black pants (maybe jeans) and obviously chaps.

I think a brief scene only. Also many other kids in costumes and bib overalls (overalls blog rating 3 only).

I like classics, but most kids are very young here and movies are short. 18 minutes, originally b&w or colorized.

Rating 4-5 for this one.

The Big Trail

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Western starring John Wayne
-Year: 1930
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing:  kids ~8-10 yo
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Several kids, probably boys and girls as pictured. Scene at 26 minutes.

I have checked it some time ago on YouTube but can’t remember much of it and I think I have checked it at high speed.

One boy is 11 yo Dannie Mac Grant. Many more uncredited kids.

70 mm 2.10:1 widescreen or 1.10:1 in 35 mm.

Rating 3-4 for now. (I have to recheck it the next broadcasting).

To the Last Man (1933)

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Western starring Randolph Scott
-Year: 1933
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Lynn ~12
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Around 12 yo Jay Ward (“Pilgrimage (1933)”) as young main character Lynn set in 1865. Best scenes maybe near the beginning but I have only checked it at high speed. Obviously other kids as well (in the background). Also in a black suit with a string tie?

This PD movie was directed by Henry Hathaway, also starring John Carradine. Story by Zane Grey! (I definitely need more of the famous Zane Grey). I found it by coincidence.

A handsome blond child actor. Typical western clothes with beige (?) pants with suspenders. And I assume rather few good flashback scenes. Some good close-up headshots.

Rating 3-4 for now.

The Cherokee Strip (1937)

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Western starring Dick Foran
-Year: 1937
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Barty ~12
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: 12 or 13 yo Tommy Bupp (1924-1983), also in “Our Gang”, “Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)” “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)” and many other movies including several westerns, sleeping here. He had a brother Sonny (1928-2007) who also starred in western movies (not here).

Looks like a cotton shirt and jacket of unknown colors, maybe beige. He was also singing and dancing together with Dick Foran then he wore dark knickers, black stockings, a white shirt with a bow tie.

http://www.oocities.org/tbupp/week3.html

I can’t say much more about it. There should be 2 official DVD releases but I haven’t found any pics or offers except for a DVDr. 55 minutes. Mono sound. There are probably better movies even with the Bupp boys.

Rating 3-4 for now.