A Fistful of Candy (2016)


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.


Hank Zipzer


Family series
-Year: 2014
-Country: UK
-Who in clothing:  boys, girls ~12
-Available on DVD: no ?
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: low *
-Rating: 3/10
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Several boys and girls in both British school uniforms and cowboy hats and scarves at the same time. Girls mainly in settler’s hoods and ties. Episode 11 “The Week” which is about an American week at school.

Quite funny family series (also on my bedroom and bib overalls blog).

But I don’t like the main character Hank nor his younger sister in overalls. School uniforms are the main problem of British series. At least another UK entry and girl entry.

Rating 2-3.

The Phantom Kid (1977)


Kids’ Western
-Year: 1977
-Country: UK
-Who in clothing: boys, girls ~10-12
-What clothes: pants
-Available on DVD: VHS only ?
-B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: always
-Rating: 7/10 ?
-Rating: *******
-Comment: Dozens of kids (boys and girls) in typical western clothes and also uniforms in this kids only western. Aka Cowboy Kids.

Few weeks ago I found about 5 western movies starring children only. As I didn’t planned making this blog, I haven’t noted them and am not sure about the source. I try to find them again.

There are also few westerns starring many kids (as the main characters) like “The Cowboys (1972)” (see my overalls blog, but needs adding here as well, boys also wearing chaps) but this independent movie is about just kids.

I have seen this movie many years ago and hope for a rebroadcasting. I only found a short trailer on the web.

I’m not sure if real jeans or even overalls, but probably jeans.

Funny movie, but it’s somehow not a real western. I also prefer US actors. It reminds me to the Danny book series (see my overalls blog, tag book) where kids also temporarily rule a western town.

So rating 7-8 for now only.