The Horse Whisperer


Western starring Robert Redford
Year: 1998
Country: USA
Who in clothing: boys ~8-13 ?, Grace 13, Annie ~37
What clothes: jeans, hats, overalls
Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating: 6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys in tight blue jeans and white Cowboy hats, and Scarlett Johansson and Ty Hillman in bib overalls (more pics and infos on my overalls blog, rating 5, mainly the girl, very few scenes of the boy). Also at least one lady (Kristin Scott Thomas) wearing a straw Cowboy hat. Of course riding scenes, but maybe not with boys.

Has been aired some days ago, but I almost missed it completely. I think rather few good scenes (of the boys). Best scenes probably at around 1h02.

Nice ranch movie. Rating 5-6 for now. Needs to be rechecked the next broadcasting.



Harts of the West


Western comedy series starring Beau Bridges
Year: 1993-94
Country: USA
Who in clothing: John ~9 ?, L’Amour ~14 ?
What clothes: jeans, shirt, hat. Overalls
Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating: 7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Nathan Watt as John Wayne Duke in tight blue jeans and different Western shirts. Also with a hat. Also others, especially Meghann Haldeman in blue bib overalls (other blog, rating 6) and other teens.

Interesting ranch series, nice jeans, rating 6-7 for now. But I don’t know the complete series. There’s also at least one teen girl in pigtails, soon on my other blog.

Pic 1 from the trailer, pic 2 from ep 14, pic 3 from ep 9,


What Love Sees


TV drama movie about blind parents and blind child
Year: 1996
Country: USA
Who in clothing: boys ~9-11
Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Some few ranch boys, most notably this boy riding in a nice Western/rodeo shirt. Also starring 9 yo Courtland Mead in bib overalls (other blog, rating 4). Also starring Richard Thomas (The Waltons).

I only have rechecked it at high speed and only noticed few good Western clothes scenes.

Set between 1940-1959. Picture maybe in the late 50s ?

So rating 4 only.

The Adventures of Shirley Holmes


Family series Meredith Henderson
-Year: 1996-2000
-Country: Canada
-Who in clothing: Matt ~13, Shirley 14, woman
-Available on DVD: no
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: low
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Bill Switzer as ranch boy Matt in blue jeans and a Cowboy hat in s3e2 (1998), also Meredith Henderson (pic 2 on the left) often wear a fedora and at least one women in a flat Western hat in s2e11.

Good family series. Also starring John White and Brendan Fletcher (nice haircut) but I think not wearing hats nor Western clothes.

I think few Western or ranch scenes and mainly focussed on the girl Shirley.

Rating 5.

Update: Zoom (1999)


At least one more Western scene in s5e1. A girl sitting in bib overalls. Taken from my other blog (rating 6 next to some other girls and also a boy).

Main entry here, currently rating 5 at


I also have an interesting Shirley Temple movie on my pigtails blog (Indian teen boy in 3 pigtails): Susannah of the Mounties (1939).



-Year: 1997
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~6-10
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: very low ?
-Rating: 4/10
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Some boys shirtless in shorts and cowboys hats. One younger boy in a vest. One older boy with pink bunny ears.

Maybe a quite interesting and unusual movie, but I assume rather few scenes.

And it’s not a Western.

So rating 3-4 only.

Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn


TV film about grown up Tom & Huck
-Year: 1990
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Marcus ~10 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: medium- ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: At least Canadian Zachary Bennett in beige bib overalls and a straw hat (looking like Huck Finn, but isn’t)

As this is a story about grown up Tom and Huck, the setting must be around 1870s (or even later around 1900s).

This movie is now available on DVD, but I still haven’t seen it completetly.

One more pic, from an old, partial VHS recording on my bib overalls blog, rating 5.

Update: Winnetous Rückkehr


2 more pics, showing Timmy without the hat, looking much different, and also another Quaker boy and some girls. Pic 1 from the beginning of part 2.

Very good movie. I wish, I had recorded it. Obviously even worth buing on DVD, but I think, I’ll wait for the next broadcasting. I didn’t watch the long movie carefully. Handsome actors, also the Indian boys, I usually don’t like. Good plot.

Rating 7(-8) was correct. Main entry at


Now on TV: Winnetous Rückkehr


TV Western. 2 parts, Pierre Brice
-Year: 1998
-Country: Germany
-Who in clothing: Timmy ~12, boys ~
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 7/10 ?
-Rating: *******
-Comment: Manuel Trautsch as 12 yo Quaker boy Timmy in a typical Quaker’s hat and knickers (also without the hat), also some Indian boys most notably Lowell Raven as Little Biber (pic below). Also at least one other, younger Quaker boy and 2 girls. Riding scenes.

On 3sat. Still running. More infos coming soon. Also other Westerns on today’s Western day.

Very interesting. Rating 7 for now.

Also on TV “The Man From the Alamo” rating ~3. Next to an older Mexican boy also some others. Update:



The Adventures of Skippy


Family adventure series
-Year: 1992
-Country: Australia
-Who in clothing: boy ~11 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low+ ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: At least this boy in s1e17 “Skippy & the Cowboy”. IMDb says s1e17 is “Skippy and the Stuntman” what is obviously wrong, again. Also a woman with a flat hat, but not a Cowboy hat. Maybe also riding?

Nice ranch contents. But I don know all episodes.

Also on my shiny shorts blog, rating 9(-10).

Rating 5-6 for now.