Return of the Big Cat

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Disney-Land s21e4+e5
-Year: 1974
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girls, woman
-Available on DVD: VHS only ?
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: At least 2 younger boys (one blonde, one darkhaired), a teen boy and a girl in different clothes with belts. Should be set in the 1860s but some clothes rather look like the 1970s. Starring Jeff East and Kim Richards as kids.

I don’t know the complete movie, yet. There’s also an (unrelated ?) 1949 movie (also colorized available) called “The Big Cat” which is much more western like but set in 1933, but I haven’t found kids in there.

Rating 3-4 for now. Novel by Lew Dietz (A Seal called Andre).

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The Adventures of Shirley Holmes

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Family series Meredith Henderson
-Year: 1996-2000
-Country: Canada
-Who in clothing: Matt ~13, Shirley 14, woman
-Available on DVD: no
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: low
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Bill Switzer as ranch boy Matt in blue jeans and a Cowboy hat in s3e2 (1998), also Meredith Henderson (pic 2 on the left) often wear a fedora and at least one women in a flat Western hat in s2e11.

Good family series. Also starring John White and Brendan Fletcher (nice haircut) but I think not wearing hats nor Western clothes.

I think few Western or ranch scenes and mainly focussed on the girl Shirley.

Rating 5.

Vacation (1983)

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Comedy film starring Chevy Chase
-Year: 1983
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Rusty ~14
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, TV recording
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10 *
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Anthony Michael Hall (Rusty Griswald) in a black Cowboy hat and white or beige shirt.

Great movie, also on my Bedroom blog, rating 10.

I don’t remember all scenes. But I assume rather few Western scenes. He also wore shorts and dental braces.

So rating 5 for these clothes. Movie rating much higher.

Law of the Plainsman

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Western series, 60 ep, Michael Ansara
-Year: 1959-1960
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Clint ~14, girl ~9 ?
-Available on DVD: yes *
B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: At least 14 or 15 yo Don Grady in s1e14 in beige pants and a dark vest. Also a girl in long pigtails in s1e20 (also soon on my pigtails blog, rating ~7).

Maybe more younger actors?

Rating 5-6 for now.

There are DVD-R offers, maybe not officially released, or PD?

Death Valley Days (1952)

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Western series, 452 ep, host Ronald Reagan
-Year: 1952-1970
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: boys, girls ~10-15, women ?
-Available on DVD: yes, partly
B&W or color: b&w, color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Some (teen) boys, girls and women in Western clothes.

I don’t know the complete series. There were many supporting actors. I only found some few kids including 12 yo Mitch Vogel (“Bonanza”) in s18e4 (color) and Donna Corcoran and others in s2e6 Dear Teacher (pics 2-4). By coincidence I later found a boy (Danny Flower ?) in bib overalls in s13e9 (pic 1, more pics and infos soon on my overalls blog).

Pic 5 showing a young lady in a Cowboy hat in s1e15, maybe Sheila Ryan?

Rating at least 5-6 for now. More episodes needs to be rechecked. Only partly on DVD.

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The Henderson Kids

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Family series, 12/24 ep + sequel
-Year: 1985-1986
-Country: AUS
-Who in clothing: Colin Cowboy ~18 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low+ ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: At least Mark Hennessy as “Cowboy”, exact age unknown, in Western clothes including beige hat and jeans (in season 1 only). Also wearing Cowboy hats: Peter O’Brien and Kevin Harrington (season 1) and some more men. Also several younger kids acting, but unknown if in Western clothes. Probably also riding scenes.

I don’t know, yet this complete series. Season 2 (1987) is maybe even better. Looks very interesting especially the younger kids. Also starring Kylie Minogue.

For Western clothes, rating 3-4 for now only.

Also soon on my shiny shorts blog, ~rating 4-5.

Smoke (1970)

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Disney film. Ron Howard
-Year: 1970
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Chris 14
-Available on DVD: VHS only
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: ~15 yo Ronny Howard as 14 yo Chris wearing a black Cowboy hat, jeans and a beige shirt.

I don’t know/ don’t remember the complete movie. Obviously few Western scenes.

A typical boy/dog Disney movie of it’s time.

Rating 5 for now only.

Bonanza – s14e3

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Western series starring Lorne Greene
-Year: 1959-1973
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: teen boys ~14-18
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: often
-Rating: 7/10
-Rating: *******
-Comment: Next to Mitch Vogel, there are several other (famous) teen boys acting in this 1972 episode “The Initiation”. Ron Howard (pic 3 on left), Nicolas Beauvy (pic 2), James Van Patten (pic 4 on right ?), Alfred Barker Jr. and Sean Kelly (both also in “The Cowboys 1972” like Nicolas Beauvy), Jeff Smart (“Bless the Beasts & Children”) and some more.

Several scenes of them. Many wearing vests and hats.

I recently find this by searching for Hog Wild (1974) starring Nicolas Beauvy in wet bib overalls (other blog rating 7, still missing pics).

Very interesting, but some are quite old.

Rating 6-7. Main entry, previously rating up to 5

/2014/11/05/bonanza-1959/

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Treasure of Matecumbe

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Adventure film. Disney-Land s24e2
-Year: 1976
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Davie ~13, Thud ~10
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Blonde Johnny Doran in grey checkered pants with suspenders and also a dark suit, and black boy Billy ‘Pop’ Atmore in beige bib overalls (other blog, rating 5).

Interesting, but typical looking Disney Western. I didn’t had the time yet to watch the complete movie.

Rating 5-6 for now.

For more infos and pics see my other blog.

Novel by Robert Lewis Taylor (“The Travels of Jamie McPheeters”, also “Guns of Diablo

Johnny Doran also appeared in LHOTP (s4e6) and some other series like the “ABC Afterschool Specials” 1977 episode “The Pinballs” (bedroom blog, rating 7) and Salty, rating 6.

 

The Man from the Alamo

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Western starring Glenn Ford
-Year: 1953
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing: Carlos ~13, boy, girl
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: medium- ?
-Rating: 4/10 ?
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Marc Cavell (1939-2004) as Mexican boy Carlos in typical Mexican clothes (pic 2). Also at least a younger boy (maybe Erik Nelson) and girl (Patsy Weil ?) in at least 2 scenes. Pictured at the end.

Has been aired last week, but I missed most of it. I don’t like the Mexican teen boy in black, curly hair. The younger kids are more of interest.

But rather few scenes (of the younger kids).

So rating 3-4 only.