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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Hopalong Cassidy (1952)

 

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Western series starring William Boyd, 52 ep
-Year: 1952-1954
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Tommy ~11 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 6/10
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Another series starring 11 or 12 yo Tommy Ivo. Pics from s1e19 (1952) in which he only appeared. I don’t know the complete series. Maybe some more actors of interest?

Rating 6 for now.

There are also several other, earlier Hopalong Cassidy movies of the 1930s and 1940s which I don’t know. Like Texas Trail (1937) with boys (Billy King) and women.

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.

Tales of Wells Fargo

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Western series, 200 ep, partly b&w
-Year: 1957-1962
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girls, women
-Available on DVD: partly
B&W or color: b&w, color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low+ ?
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: At least 4 boys and one girl and one lady of interest.

Pic 1 showing Gina Gillespie in long pigtails and a long bordeaux red dress in ep s6e8 (1961), pigtails blog, rating 8. Earlier seasons are in b&w.

Pic 2 from s2e17. Probably showing Paul Engle. Also in a black or dark jacket.

Pic 3 a young blonde boy in s2e11 (pants with suspenders, not overalls). Very few and brief scenes, unknown actor.

Unpictured: a lady in s2e13 with a Cowboy hat. A boy in s2e17, pants with suspenders, Bobby Clark in s1e12 in a dark suit, hat and string tie. And an old man in blue jeans overalls in s2e8.

I don’t know all episodes and might miss some good scenes/actors.

Rating 6-7 for now.

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The Frontiersmen (1938)

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Western starring William Boyd
-Year: 1938
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Artie ~10
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low+ ?
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: At least 10 or 11 yo Dickie Jones in nice Cowboy clothes including a hat, checkered shirt, a scarf and dark (blue) jeans. Also a nice sitting scene.

I have checked this long time ago and don’t remember much of it.

There should be a school, maybe there are more younger actors?

Rating 6 for now.

I have 3 more Westerns starring Dickie Jones, rating up to 5. Please do a blog search.

 

Noi non siamo angeli

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Western, Antonio Cantafora
-Year: 1975
-Country: Italy
-Who in clothing: Willy ~11, others
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low+ ?
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Renato Cestiè in dark (blue) knickers with suspenders and a cap. Also other boys and girls.

I found a headshot of him and wasn’t sure if it might be bib overalls and had to search for the movie. I have briefly checked it and it’s very interesting. I have to recheck it at slow speed. I only found a man in shortalls.

Also soon on my pigtails blog. English title: We Are No Angels.

He also starred in Si può fare… amigo (Halleluja…Amigo), rating 4 , in Cure (1973) and also some few other Westerns like “Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca” and Cosi Sia.

Rating at least 5-6 for now. Typical comedy Western.

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.

Zane Grey Theater

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Western series, 146 ep
-Year: 1956-1961
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girls ~9-11 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 6/10 ?
-Rating: ******
-Comment: Some boys and girls in typical western clothes (pants with suspenders). Pic 1 from s1e10 (maybe showing Jimmy Baird (“Fury”)?). In s1e12 there are kids at school. Pic soon on my pigtails blog (rating 4).

Robert aka Bobby Crawford in bib overalls in s5e3 (soon on my bib overalls blog, rating ~6-7). Don Grady in s4e10+11.

I don’t know all episodes but assume rather few scenes of younger actors.

Rating 4 for s1e10+12, probably higher rating for the others. I thought, I already had an entry.