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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Oebele

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Kids TV shows, 31 ep
-Year: 1968-1972 (1970)
-Country: The Netherlands
-Who in clothing: boys, girls, woman
-Available on DVD: yes *
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: often *
-Rating: 5/10
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Several kids, I think mainly girls, maybe around 7-14 (of the mixed kids choir Kinderkoor Henk van der Velde and also other choirs) and also a woman in Cowboy/Western clothes. Obviously showing ep 18 (s2e11, 1970) which was about the Wild West.

During research for my other blogs, I stumbled upon this show, I never heard of. The 1st show featuring kids. There is even a DVD but only 3 complete episodes survived along some other fragments.

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.

Update 2: Father Murphy

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During research for my bib overalls blog (rating 6), I found some more interesting scenes. Unfortunately, season 2 is currently not online.

Pic 1 is from ep “The Dream Day”, pic 2 from “The Heir Apparent”, pic 3 from “Eggs, Milk and a Dry Bed”.

Also soon updates on my pigtails and bedroom blogs (bunk beds, rating 6). Main entry, rating 7 at

/2014/11/20/father-murphy/

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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.

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.

Update: Laramie (1959)

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I found 2 more interesting and even better scenes in a German trailer. So I don’t know from what episodes they are.

Nice light brown and blue shirts. Handsome actors. Not sure about their names. Pic 2 probably showing the main character Andy, played by Dennis Holmes (although he looks younger). Pic 1 probably showing him as well in a later episode? Season 1+2 are b&w.

Still rating at least 6.

Main entry at

/2014/10/12/laramie-1959/

 

Update: Zoom (1999)

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At least one more Western scene in s5e1. A girl sitting in bib overalls. Taken from my other blog (rating 6 next to some other girls and also a boy).

Main entry here, currently rating 5 at

/2017/06/15/zoom-1999/

I also have an interesting Shirley Temple movie on my pigtails blog (Indian teen boy in 3 pigtails): Susannah of the Mounties (1939).