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 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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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.