Song of Arizona

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Western starring Roy Rogers
-Year: 1946
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~8-16 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: often ?
-Rating: 6/10
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Another interesting movie, starring Tommy Ivo and also several other (at least 13) boys and teen boys, including 15 yo Tommy Cook, 11 yo Johnny Calkins, 9 yo Teddy Infuhr, The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir (as Ranch boys) and others. Also at least 1 woman wearing a Cowboy hat.

Nice ranch and riding scenes and also showing chaps. Most boys wearing jeans, chaps and hats.

Rating at least 6-7. But I only have checked it briefly. Unfortunatley the movie is in b&w.

There are different DVDs available, I can’t say about each image quality. At least some are DVDr. PD Movie. 68 minutes and 54 minutes cut. So watch out.

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Trail of the Rustlers

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Western starring Charles Starrett
-Year: 1950
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Todd ~11 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium-
-Rating: 6/10
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Another movie starring Tommy Ivo. Probably filmed earlier as he looks younger than 13 but rather 10 or 11.

At the beginning completely in black clothes including a black hat and a black scarf over his mouth, also riding and then sitting inside (pic 5). In the middle of the movie dark or black pants and a lighter shirt (according to colorized pics light green or red on others). And a beige hat (pics 1-3). At the end in a checkered shirt and riding as well (pic 4).

Although b&w very interesting. But I think rather few scenes with him.

Rating at least 6-7. Available on DVD. 55 minutes only (what was usual these days).

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The Treasure of Lost Canyon

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Western, William Powell
-Year: 1952
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: David ~15 ?
-Available on DVD: VHS *
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium+
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Tommy Ivo in different clothes. Pic 2 might be sleepwear (long johns ?) Also a blonde young boy at the beginning.

As announced, I checked some more of Tommy Ivo. I found some few movies b&w, but most are not Westerns (My Three Sons, Lassie). Some, I have on my other blogs like Belles on Their Toes, Father is a Bachelor, I even own on DVD also starring Gary Gray). I found this one on archive.org. Movie should be into Public Domain. Officially only on VHS. Some DVD offers available, not sure about their quality.

Rating 6-7 for this. More movies coming later.

He also starred in Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (currently rating 7)

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Love’s Christmas Journey

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Christian TV drama/Western. Novel by Janette Oke
-Year: 2011
-Country: USA, UK
-Who in clothing: Christopher ~11
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium- ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Ryan Wynott in pants with suspenders, a red shirt and a Cowboy hat. Also at least a girl (Jada Facer), man, woman and many others wearing Western clothes and hats.

By coincidence even a Christmas movie. And very nice Western setting.

I only have checked it briefly. Kids don’t appear that often.

Part of the Love Comes Softly movie series. Here I only have

Love’s Abiding Joy (rating 5) but this movie here has even better Western scenes. More movies on my bib overalls blog.

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I have to recheck it more carefully also for other actors.

Rating ~5 for now.

What Love Sees

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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.

My Friend Flicka (1943)

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Family/Western film. Roddy McDowall
-Year: 1943
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Ken ~14
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: often
-Rating: 7/10 ?
-Rating: *******
-Comment: Roddy McDowall in faded jeans, sometimes also riding (at 20 minutes) and with a white Cowboy hat. Some nice sitting scenes. There are also some scene of a very young girl (but not of interest).

Thanks very much Jody, for his comment and photo album (where pic 1 is from).

Nice movie and handsome actor, but somehow I don’t like him that much. It’s also not a real Western and no typical Western clothes except for the hat (which I didn’t remember and so haven’t made a post earlier). Luckily already in color.

Rating 6-7 only. I have to recheck the complete movie at slow speed.

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A Fistful of Candy (2016)

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Short film. 7 min
-Year: 2016
-Country: UK
-Who in clothing: boys ~9-12 ?
-Available on DVD: yes ?
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: always
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: 3 boys as Cowboys. Red, black and White Cowboy hats. Also real Western town setting.

Not bad. There are few Western with kids only.

Rating 4-5 only due to the length.

Wer zuletzt lacht, lacht am besten (1971)

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Comedy film. Roy Black
-Year: 1971
-Country: Germany
-Who in clothing: boys ~9-10 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: low+
-Rating: 3/10
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Some boys (and maybe girls) costumed as Cowboys and Indians. At least 2 or 3 but short scenes. Boys in tight jeans including one in beige ones. Simple costumes (toys). Not sure about the names (uncredited). The choir (on the vinyl) was Der Kölner Kinderchor (but probably dubbed) and other actors shown.

Has been aired today, but I haven’t seen it completely. Also available online.

Typical comedy/musical film of it’s time also starring Theo Lingen, Ilja Richter, Eddi Arent, Uschi Glas, Peter Weck and some more. Directed by Harald Reinl.

Could be worse.

Rating 3-4 for now only.

There are also older teen girls/women in Western clothes in 1970 clip Für dich allein (Du kannst nicht alles haben).

Himmel ohne Sterne

TV romance/ drama
-Year: 1955
-Country: Germany
-Who in clothing: Jochen ~5
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Rainer Stang (credited as Rainer Stangl) in a checkered shirt, a vest maybe out of nappa and a large hat with fringes, looking like a sombrero. Set in 1952. Directed by Helmut Käutner. English title: Sky Without Stars.

Sorry, no pics to add. One is here

http://www.cinema.de/bilder/himmel-ohne-sterne,1305318.html?page=8

I assume few or very few scenes. And the boy is very young.

The boy lives in Bavaria in the movie, maybe also wore Lederhosen?

There’s a DVD available in good quality, not sure if officially and/or DVDr.

Rating 3 for now only.

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.