Year: 1980
Year in film: 1900s, 1930s-1943
Country: CZ
Who in clothing: boys ~10, sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: others, hist clothes
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low- ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: I only noticed one boy in a white sailor suit with blue collar and 3 stripes  (pic 2 bottom right). Also some few kids in 1900s or 1910s clothes including straw hats but rather few scenes as well. Mainly grown-ups shown there (ladies). Rating ~2-3 for this boy. I also found a b&w publicity pic with 10 yo Marcel Oktábec (probably the same as in pic 1) in a black or dark sailor suit with a white collar and 2 stripes and also another suit with a lace collar or similar. But obviously few scenes as well.

Also soon on my bedroom blog.

Directed by Ota Koval.

Rating 2-3 only.


Unknown #25 found = The Haunted School (1986)


Searching for some DVD to buy, I found this. It’s The Haunted School. Australia, 8 episodes set in the 1860s.

I want to make an order on Amazon. But it’s too expensive there 18,99. It is just 8,99 from the official manufacturer (minimum order 10 EUR, shipping free) or 10 EUR on ebay (incl shipping). Currently, I won’t order this. Maybe later, maybe used. Or wait for streams.


Den förtrollade vägen


TV drama/biography
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1917
Country: Finland, Sweden
Who in clothing: Riki ~5 ? sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: other boys, girls, hist. clothes
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least one young boy (Marcus Hietanen) in at least 2 different sailor suits (blue and white ones). Also other, older boys (and girls and women) in historical 1910s clothes including flat straw hats, different shorts and the like. And also other scenes of interest (like skinny dipping in the sea).

I don’t know the complete movie, yet. But looks interesting. However, this boy is handsome but very young.

English title: The Enchanted Road. Autobiographical novel by Oscar Parland.

Rating ~4-5 for now for the sailor suit scenes. Probably much more for the movie itself.

Retrato de familia (1976)


Coming-of-age drama
Year: 1976
Year in film: (1917-1938) ~1917 ?
Country: Spain
Who in clothing: Cecil ~11 ? suit, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One boy (unknown actor, later Cecil/Sisi played by Miguel Bosé) in a short, light grey suit, but also in a dark blue sailor suit. Sorry, I only found part 4 on YouTube and just a publicity pic of the sailor suit. Scene pictured might be earlier than 1936, either in the late 1910s or 1920s? Main setting should be during the Spanish Civil War. There are 3 periods shown in the movie, 1917-1920, 1925-1929 and 1935-1938 (1918, 1931 and 1936 in the novel)?


Very interesting, but for the sailor suit scene, rating ~4 for now only.

1953 novel “Mi idolatrado hijo Sisí” 4th novel by Miguel Delibes who also wrote the novel of the previous post. English title: Family Portrait. Directed by Antonio Giménez Rico, who also did “Las ratas (1997)”, bib overalls blog, rating 7.

Needs to be rechecked later, when I’ve seen the complete movie.

La sombra del ciprés es alargada


Year: 1990
Year in film: 1929
Country: Spain, Mexico
Who in clothing: boy ~10 sailor suit
Who in clothing 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: One boy in a dark blue sailor suit and matching, regular collar with 3 stripes. Quite long collar flap. Plain, white dickey. I only noticed this brief scene.

Also other scenes of interest like a bathing scene and good bedroom scenes (soon on my other blog, ~ rating 6).

Not that bad, but for the brief sailor suit scene, rating ~3-4 only.

1948 novel by Miguel Delibes.

Tajemství dáblovy kapsy


TV adventure film
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1900s ?
Country: CZ
Who in clothing: Tomás ~14, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: other boy, hist. clothes
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  4/10 ?
–Rating: ****
Comment: One older boy, probably Jan Potmesil (Jan Potměšil) in a quite long, dark blue sailor suit, 5 stripes , dickey with many thin stripes, rather short collar flap and long, dark blue scarf and a straw hat. Rather few scenes, also dirty with flour or similar. Also another, a bit younger (appearing) boy in a historical beige (woolen) shirt and pants.

1893 short story “Our Exploits at West Poley” by Thomas Hardy. Subtitle: A Story for Boys. There is also a 1985 related CFTF movie called “Exploits at West Poley” also of interest, but probably not contains sailor suits but both in historical clothes. The plot is also about spanking, but I don’t remember it. Also shirtless and swimming scenes in a cave.

Boy is not that handsome and few scenes, so rating 4 only.

Correct title probably “Tajemství ďáblovy kapsy” what means The Secret of the Devil’s Pocket. Directed by Petr Tuček.

Happy Easter!


Update: A világ legrosszabb gyereke


I have uploaded 2 new and better pics of this one.

1st one showing a bit more of the Lederhosen. Pic 2 is also of interest, but not sure of these brown bib overalls are of buckskin leather.

The blonde boy also wears bib overalls (mother helps putting them on).

More pics of both boys on my overalls blog, rating 4.

Main entry here, rating 5


Beethoven Lives Upstairs


Family TV movie
Year: 1992
Year in film: 1826
Country: Canada
Who in clothing: Christoph ~11 ? lace collar
Who in clothing 2: hist. clothes
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
–Rating: *****
Comment: A bit off topic but very interesting historical clothes. A boy (must be Ilya Woloshyn “The Odyssey (1992)” in 2 different lace collars. Brown pants and I think grey pants in pic 1.

Emmy Award. 51 minutes. Setting should be in the last year of Beethoven, so 1826 or 1827.

I found it by coincidence and only have checked it briefly.

Rating 4-5.

Fallesmannin Arvo ja minä


Family series, 12 ep
Year: 1995
Year in film: 1900s
Country: Finland
Who in clothing: boys ~8-10 ? sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: woman, sailor dress
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
–Rating: *****
Comment: One boy in a short, white sailor suit with a rare, dark blue collar, open at front, no scarf, 4 thin stripes, large and long collar flap. Also another boy in a dark blue suit with matching collar (brief scene). Also a woman in a green sailor dress with matching collar and girls in similar brown clothes and straw hats.

Interesting series. Nice rural and early setting.

I don’t know all episodes, but obviously only rather few scenes in few episodes.

Rating ~5.


Anne with an E


Family series Anne of Green Gables
Year: 2017-2018
Year in film: ~1910s
Country: Canada
Who in clothing: boys ~6+9 ? sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: hist. clothes, apron
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low *
Rating:  3/10
–Rating: ***
Comment: At least 2 young boys in sailor suits in s1e2. One boy sitting in a light blue suit and big collar, the other, older boy dancing in a beige suit, black pants and large dark blue collar. Maybe some more actors in sailor dresses including girls and women.

Quite interesting Anne of Green Gables version, but I don’t like the main character. Also on my pigtails blog, rating 4. Including the famous pigtail pulling scene at school.

I have briefly checked season 1 (7 episodes) but season 2 is not finished, yet and needs to be checked as well.

It first seemed that Jerry (Aymeric Jett Montaz) wore bib overalls in the barn in s1e1 but it was just the usual long, light brown leather apron. I wasn’t sure as it was dark.

For the brief sailor suit scenes, rating 3 for now only.