A Christmas Story (1983)

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Famous family Christmas movie
-Year: 1983
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Ralphie ~12
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: very low
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: ~12 yo Peter Billingsley as 9 yo main character Ralphie in white Western clothes including hat and scarf and cow chaps in a short dream scene. Also his younger brother in rare bib overalls (other blog rating 3). Set in the 1940s.

By updating my entry on my other blog, I found this scene by coincidence.

Great and funny movie, although I don’t like this 2 boys. Some great scenes like a tongue stuck at a frozen pole. (Some more movies with this on my sailor suit blog). Another movie with this family after the 1966 novel by Jean Shepherd is Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss (rating 5).

Interesting clothes, but for this brief scene rating 4 only.

 

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Return of the Bad Men

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Western starring Randolph Scott
-Year: 1948
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Johnny ~11, woman
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Gary Gray in tight, dark, striped pants, I think not jeans, a vest and a flat hat. Also a woman with a Cowboy hat, also riding.

I didn’t had the time to check the complete movie. But it looks interesting.

Pic 2 at the beginning, pic 1 shortly later. Obviously several good scenes of Gary.

Warner Archive DVD, so probably a DVDr. I think, I won’t buy it.

Rating at least 6-7 for now.

Hellfire (1949)

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Western starring Bill Elliott
-Year: 1949
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Doll ~29
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: I think this must be Marie Windsor as fugitive Doll Brown in a vest, Cowboy hat and green scarf.

I have checked this some time ago and can’t say much more yet. 90 minutes Trucolor.

Obviously a typical Western for it’s time. I don’t remember younger actors in here.

So rating 2-3 for now only.

 

Calamity Jane and Sam Bass

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Western
-Year: 1949
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing:  Calamity ~26
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 2/10 ?
-Rating: **
-Comment: Canadian Yvonne De Carlo as Calamity Jane in medium brown clothes with beige fringes, medium brown leather pants and a white hat. Also riding.

From time to time I also post strong women.

I currently only had a movie with a 10 yo Calamity Jane

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I can’t say much more. As I prefer boys, rating 2-3 only.

 

Virginia City

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Adventure film starring Errol Flynn
-Year: 1940
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Cobby ~12, woman
-What clothes: shirt, pants, hats
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Dickie Jones in dark pants with a rope or similar belt. Hands in pockets, he also had to lift up his pants (then hands not in pockets). And wearing a hat. There’s also a woman with a cowboy hat (probably Miriam Hopkins), also riding. Also starring Humphrey Bogart.

Quite interesting, good scenes and handsome actor. But I think rather few good scenes (like at 36 minutes and 1h10).

So rating 5-6 for now only. Completely on archive.org.

 

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.

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.

Pecos Bill (1948)

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Disney western short film
-Year: 1948
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Bobby ~11, Luana 10
-What clothes: hats, fringes
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: 10 or 11 yo Bobby Driscoll in good western clothes including a green shirt. Also Luana Patten in red. 23 minutes. Starring Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan and Trigger, the smartest (cartoon) horse.

Also available on the Disney DVD titled “Melody Time” (together with other stuff/Animations).

Looks interesting but I don’t remember it completetly. Unfortunately a short film and I think even mainly with animations.

So rating 4-5 for now only.