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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The Range Rider (1951)

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Western series, 78 ep Jock Mahoney
-Year: 1951-53
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girl, women
-Available on DVD: partly
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: At least a pigtailed girl, some boys and a lady in good Western clothes. But I don’t know all episodes.

Pic 1 from s2e14 maybe showing 9 yo Sherry Jackson. She also starred in s1e16. Another pic of the girl riding is here

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Pic 2 from s3e13 probably showing 22 yo Jean Willies with a black hat.

Many supporting actors, also some (teen) boys including Tommy Ivo (in jeans and a white hat ?, maybe also riding in s1e2) and Mickey Little in s2e24. I have to do more research. Especially Tommy Ivo is handsome and also did other Westerns.

For now rating at least 5-6.

26 Men

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Western series Tris Coffin, 78 ep
-Year: 1957-1959
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Peter ~9 ?, woman
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: At least this boy, not sure about his name, probably Dave Robard. Pics 1+2 from s1e14 also riding and showing some younger kids, pic 3 from s1e30. Also at least one lady in a Cowboy hat, (Karen Womack, uncredited on IMDb, unknown episode), maybe some more.

I don’t know all episodes.

Rating 3-4 for now only. I assume few young actors and rather few good scenes. Sorry for the bad pics.

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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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My Friend Flicka (1955)

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Western series. Gene Evans. 39 ep
-Year: 1955-1960
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys ~8-10, girl
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium- ?
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: At least 2 boys in Western clothes including Cowboy hat and yellow string tie. Also at least one boy riding and at least one older girl in light blue jeans sitting on a fence (ep 2). One boy is ~10 yo Canadian Johnny Washbrook, probably on the right.

I don’t know all episodes. Pic 2 from ep 5, pic 1 from ep 4

Rating 5-6 for now.

Much better is of course the 1943 movie starring Roddy McDowall (coming soon).  Thanks Jody for his comment and albums and other suggestion.

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Club der roten Bänder

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Drama series. German Red Band Society
-Year: 2015-2017
-Country: Germany
-Who in clothing: boys ~15-29
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low-
-Rating: 4/10
-Rating: ****
-Comment: 2 scenes showing western clothes in yesterday’s s3e8. Hugo (Nick Julius Schuck, pic 2 on the right) around 15 yo in a simple, black Sheriff’s vest (costume/toy). The other boys are much older up to 29 yo. Nice beige/black Western shirt, hats and also an Indian. Scene at the end of the episode.

Great, but extremely touching series.

More infos on my shiny shorts, bedroom and bib overalls blog.

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.