Love’s Abiding Joy

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Christian TV drama/Western. Novel by Janette Oke
-Year: 2006
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~6, 11, girls
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: low+
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Some boys in cotton bib overalls but few and brief scenes only. And also girls and grown up’s in Western clothes. Nice school scenes.

Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 5 as well.

Part of the “Love Comes Softly” movie series, rating 3-5. For more infos about this and other movies, please visit my other blog. Also soon on my pigtails blog.

Another interesting Janette Oke series is “When Calls the Heart”, but this is set in 1910 though Western town setting.

 

Death Valley Days (1952)

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Western series, 452 ep, host Ronald Reagan
-Year: 1952-1970
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girls ~10-15, women ?
-Available on DVD: yes, partly
B&W or color: b&w, color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Some (teen) boys, girls and women in Western clothes.

I don’t know the complete series. There were many supporting actors. I only found some few kids including 12 yo Mitch Vogel (“Bonanza”) in s18e4 (color) and Donna Corcoran and others in s2e6 Dear Teacher (pics 2-4). By coincidence I later found a boy (Danny Flower ?) in bib overalls in s13e9 (pic 1, more pics and infos soon on my overalls blog).

Pic 5 showing a young lady in a Cowboy hat in s1e15, maybe Sheila Ryan?

Rating at least 5-6 for now. More episodes needs to be rechecked. Only partly on DVD.

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The Henderson Kids

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Family series, 12/24 ep + sequel
-Year: 1985-1986
-Country: AUS
-Who in clothing: Colin Cowboy ~18 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low+ ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: At least Mark Hennessy as “Cowboy”, exact age unknown, in Western clothes including beige hat and jeans (in season 1 only). Also wearing Cowboy hats: Peter O’Brien and Kevin Harrington (season 1) and some more men. Also several younger kids acting, but unknown if in Western clothes. Probably also riding scenes.

I don’t know, yet this complete series. Season 2 (1987) is maybe even better. Looks very interesting especially the younger kids. Also starring Kylie Minogue.

For Western clothes, rating 3-4 for now only.

Also soon on my shiny shorts blog, ~rating 4-5.

Update: Laramie (1959)

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I found 2 more interesting and even better scenes in a German trailer. So I don’t know from what episodes they are.

Nice light brown and blue shirts. Handsome actors. Not sure about their names. Pic 2 probably showing the main character Andy, played by Dennis Holmes (although he looks younger). Pic 1 probably showing him as well in a later episode? Season 1+2 are b&w.

Still rating at least 6.

Main entry at

/2014/10/12/laramie-1959/

 

Gummo

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Drama
-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.

Bonanza – s14e3

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Western series starring Lorne Greene
-Year: 1959-1973
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: teen boys ~14-18
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: often
-Rating: 7/10
-Rating: *******
-Comment: Next to Mitch Vogel, there are several other (famous) teen boys acting in this 1972 episode “The Initiation”. Ron Howard (pic 3 on left), Nicolas Beauvy (pic 2), James Van Patten (pic 4 on right ?), Alfred Barker Jr. and Sean Kelly (both also in “The Cowboys 1972” like Nicolas Beauvy), Jeff Smart (“Bless the Beasts & Children”) and some more.

Several scenes of them. Many wearing vests and hats.

I recently find this by searching for Hog Wild (1974) starring Nicolas Beauvy in wet bib overalls (other blog rating 7, still missing pics).

Very interesting, but some are quite old.

Rating 6-7. Main entry, previously rating up to 5

/2014/11/05/bonanza-1959/

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Take Me to Town

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Western, comedy film. Ann Sheridan
-Year: 1953
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~5, 7, 9 ?
-Available on DVD: no
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording ?
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: 3 young, blonde boys (motherless) in nice Western clothes and hats. Not sure about their names. One is probably Mickey Little (*1941, “Annie Oakley”, Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriett), others maybe Jimmy Karath (1942-2014) and Jerry Wayne. The latter one is credited as boy on IMDb but born in 1916. Probably another mistake there. The 3rd boy (on right ?) is obviously Lee Aaker (*1943, “Hondo“, The Brush Roper), up to rating 8.

Interesting movie, but I only have checked it roughly. I think, I have seen it many years ago. The boys also wore red striped bathing costumes.

Rating 5-6 for now. Boys are very young. Needs to be rechecked the next airing. I think not officially on DVD.

 

 

Treasure of Matecumbe

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Adventure film. Disney-Land s24e2
-Year: 1976
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Davie ~13, Thud ~10
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Blonde Johnny Doran in grey checkered pants with suspenders and also a dark suit, and black boy Billy ‘Pop’ Atmore in beige bib overalls (other blog, rating 5).

Interesting, but typical looking Disney Western. I didn’t had the time yet to watch the complete movie.

Rating 5-6 for now.

For more infos and pics see my other blog.

Novel by Robert Lewis Taylor (“The Travels of Jamie McPheeters”, also “Guns of Diablo

Johnny Doran also appeared in LHOTP (s4e6) and some other series like the “ABC Afterschool Specials” 1977 episode “The Pinballs” (bedroom blog, rating 7) and Salty, rating 6.

 

The Man from the Alamo

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Western starring Glenn Ford
-Year: 1953
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Carlos ~13, boy, girl
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: medium- ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Marc Cavell (1939-2004) as Mexican boy Carlos in typical Mexican clothes (pic 2). Also at least a younger boy (maybe Erik Nelson) and girl (Patsy Weil ?) in at least 2 scenes. Pictured at the end.

Has been aired last week, but I missed most of it. I don’t like the Mexican teen boy in black, curly hair. The younger kids are more of interest.

But rather few scenes (of the younger kids).

So rating 3-4 only.

The Cactus Kid (2000)

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Adventure family film /drama
-Year: 2000
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Georgie ~9, men
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: very low ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Thomas Curtis and his film dad in jeans and Cowboy clothes. Also in bib overalls (other blog, rating 4 as well).

Funny scene. While this robbery, he’s kissing a girl.

I don’t know the complete movie, but assume very few scenes.

Handsome blonde boy, but quite young. Looks like an interesting movie.

For western scenes, rating 3-4 for now.