School’s Out (1954)

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Documentary. National Film Board
-Year: 1954
-Country: Australia
-Who in clothing: boys ~5-12 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium-
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Several, mainly young Australian boys costumed as Cowboys in the 1950s. Some shirtless and in shorts, some also wearing dark chaps. Also boys in shortalls (soon on my other blog) and swimming scenes.

Produced and Directed by H. M. Scales. Uploaded on YouTube by NFSA Films. 19 minutes.

Very interesting. Nice costumes. High black hats.

Rating 5-6. No entry on IMdb. Cinematographer Ross Wood.

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Freddy unter fremden Sternen

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Adventure film starring Freddy Quinn
-Year: 1959
-Country: Germany
-Who in clothing: Stefan ~10, women, others
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: often
-Rating: 7/10
-Rating: *******
-Comment: Christian Machalet in different Cowboy clothes. Many scenes also including white chaps and vest and a dark blue shirt (at the end of the movie) and also riding and sitting scenes, but without hat. Also some young women and other kids.

How could I miss this? I even have an entry on my bib overalls blog for more than 6 years! (Woman rating 4, will also be updated soon). But this is even much better. I found it by coincidence by searching for Oliver Grimm movies.

Rating 7-8 as I prefer US movies.

Needs to be rechecked more carefully. Are there girls in pic 3?

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Grand Champion (2002)

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Family film
-Year: 2002
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girl
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low+ ?
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: At least one girl and a lady in beige bib overalls, (on my other blog, rating 5) and some boys in jeans and Cowboy hats. A very young boy at the beginning in light brown chaps. Also ladies and of course men wearing Cowboy hats. Some few riding scenes (not in overalls).

Nice but I think a typical ranch/rodeo movie set in Texas. Both pics from the trailer.

I have to recheck it more carefully the next broadcasting. Probably not worth buying on DVD? Starring Jacob Fisher as Buddy (pic 2 on the right ?)

But for now even rating 6-7.

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.

 

Stark! – Kinder erzählen ihre Geschichte

Kids documentary series
-Year: 1999-
-Country: D / USA
-Who in clothing: Crowley 11
-Available on DVD: no
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low *
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: At least one darkhaired, US ranch and rodeo boy called Crowley from Colorado in blue jeans and a high Cowboy hat in the 2016 episode “Crowley – Jeder Cowboy braucht ein Pferd”. Riding in chaps while branding. Also other good sitting scenes but he even looks younger than 11 yo. Also some few other boys, but probably not wearing hats.

He even brushes his tooth in a Cowboy hat.

German production, maybe filmed a bit earlier. 15 minutes. Available on the ZDF mediathek.

Rating 5-6 only, although I like chaps.

For more infos about this series check out my bib overalls blog (rating 6 / 4 ) and my shiny shorts blog (rating 6).

 

Barney & Friends

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Kids films /series, with the friendly purple dinosaur
-Year: 1991-2011
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girls ~8-11 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 6/10
-Rating: ******
-Comment: At least 2 boys and 2 girls in episode “Howdy, Friends” (s5e9, 1998, pictured) in simple Western costumes including hats. Also some riding. At least one girl in a long blonde braid. And men (musical band) in Western clothes. Rating 4-5 for this episode.

I later found a pic, even better (rating 6) of the song “My Jeans Are Always Blue” with boy (and a girl) wearing chaps. And a girl wearing blue jeans and a red scarf. Not sure if it’s from this episode as this song was used in different episodes.

Another good Western scene in the song “Turkey in the Straw (Barney’s Version)” first appeared in Barney’s Adventure Bus (1997) also with boys (and girls) wearing chaps (rating around 5-6).

And another scene including boys and atr least 2 teen girls in s11e9 song “Trail Boss Barney.

I have to check more episodes. Also shown several kids in overalls (overalls blog rating 7).

Also on my overalls blog “Gunsmoke s20e13) with 2 young boys wearing overalls, rating 4.

Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss

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Disney family film
-Year: 1988
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Randy ~9 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Jason Clarke Adams aka Jason Adams in a beige Western shirt and I think dark pants with brown chaps and a beige (straw ?) hat. Also shirtless. Also starring Jerry O’Connell (shirtless as well). Set in the 1950s.

I found this by coincidence searching for a related (Jean Shepherd / A Christmas Story) movie starring Damon Raskin (for my overalls blog).

Quite interesting but I think few or very few good scenes. Also bedroom scenes, soon on my other blog.

Rating 5-6 for now only.

Today’s Winnetou movies and Gunsmoke episode coming soon.

Gimme a Break! (1981)

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Sitcom starring Nell Carter
-Year: 1981-1987
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Joey ~8
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: very low
-Rating: 6/10
-Rating: ******
-Comment: 7 or 8 yo Joey Lawrence in beige Cowboy clothes in 1984 ep s3e19. Also wearing chaps. Not sure of his pants, probably jeans. Few scenes and only one brief scene with the hat.

Also 6 yo Matthew Lawrence in blue bib overalls and also a teen girl (overalls blog rating 4). Publicity pics of Joey in overalls but I haven’t found any in the series.

Rating 5-6 only for the brief scenes.

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.

Horse Crazy

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Family film. Director Eric Hendershot
-Year: 2001
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Tyler 8, Stoney, girl Sam
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: often ?
-Rating: 8/10 ?
-Rating: ********
-Comment: I think Michael Glauser, Jonathan Cronin and Brittany Armstrong in jeans and western clothes (she in white corduroy overalls or shortalls, overalls blog rating 3). Nice hats and even chaps. Also riding scenes.

I remember having seen it on TV but some years ago and hope for a soon rebroadcasting.

Eric Hendershot did some very interesting movies with handsome kids, good plots and good scenes/clothes.

The kids are quite young here but I give rating 8 for now.