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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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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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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Love’s Christmas Journey

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Christian TV drama/Western. Novel by Janette Oke
-Year: 2011
-Country: USA, UK
-Who in clothing: Christopher ~11
-Available on DVD: yes
B&W or color: color
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium- ?
-Rating: 5/10 ?
-Rating: *****
-Comment: Ryan Wynott in pants with suspenders, a red shirt and a Cowboy hat. Also at least a girl (Jada Facer), man, woman and many others wearing Western clothes and hats.

By coincidence even a Christmas movie. And very nice Western setting.

I only have checked it briefly. Kids don’t appear that often.

Part of the Love Comes Softly movie series. Here I only have

Love’s Abiding Joy (rating 5) but this movie here has even better Western scenes. More movies on my bib overalls blog.

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I have to recheck it more carefully also for other actors.

Rating ~5 for now.

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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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.

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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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.