Update: Our Gang


After finding boys (and girls) in pigtails (and pulling pigtails) and some more boys wearing bib overalls and also Western scenes and interesting bedroom scenes, I also found some more sailor suit scenes and even spanking scenes. So something for all my 5 blogs.

Pic 1 showing twins Charles and Raymond (Ray) DeBriac as Scrappy and Sissy in white sailor suits including white collars and rather short dark pants in the movie “Every Man For Himself (1924)”. Unfortunately the image quality of this early film is quite bad, but there are also some close-ups.

Pic 2 is from “Shrimps For a Day” (1934) I think it’s Spanky. Dark blue, regular sailor collar, 3 stripes.

There’s a spanking scenes of a boy in a night shirt by a man (dad ?) over his lap in “When the Wind Blows (1930)”. The nightshirt is lifted up but that’s not directly shown.

Unfortunately most kids are very young. Also of course more historic clothes and costumes (for more infos and pics visit my overalls blog). Some episodes were also colorized.






Looking for Miracles


Sullivan film with kids at a camp
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1935
Country: CDN
Who in clothing: boy ~9, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: boys overalls, underwear
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: very low *
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least this boy in a blue sailor suit, white blouse and cap. Also some boys in bib overalls (overalls blog rating 5 only). Also other boys in historical clothes including pants with suspenders, shorts, loincloths and a short union suit. Good bedroom scenes (rating 7).

Some very good scenes and a handsome boy actor Zachary Bennett. Probably much underrated. Currently, I don’t have the time to recheck the complete movie at slow speed. But obviously very few or only one sailor suit scene.

I like the Sullivan movies and series, especially Wind at My Back.

For the sailor suit scene rating 3-4 for now only.

Also note my new 5th blog about pigtails in movies (including boys).


Update: I’ve started to watch the DVD again. There’s a spanking scene (with a stick) at 38 min previously missing this tag.

Unknown 17: Schinkenklopfer


I recently found this interesting clip showing boys in longer Lederhosen (H-style suspenders) and other traditional clothes (but not hats) dancing Schuhplattler (Gaudiplattler) and slapping each other on their bottoms. Some girls watching it. Reminds me of St. Florian Sängerknaben in 2011.

I’m not sure if this was being broadcasted (documentary ?) or is just a private recording. Probably a private clip as there’s no broadcasting logo (or must be much older).

Perfect introduction to the upcoming Oktoberfest this Saturday.

Rating 6-7.

Ein Geheimnis im Dorf – Schwester und Bruder


Modern Heimatfilm starring Max von Thun
Year: 2016
Year in film: 1980s ?, 2010s
Country: Austria
Who in clothing: boys ~6+9, Lederhosen
Who in clothing 2: boy ~11 jeans
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Has been aired yesterday. Unfortunately I have missed most parts and the complete last 30 minutes. I noticed only one very brief flashback scene (set maybe in the late 70s or 80s) at 12 minutes scene with a young boy in longer buckskin Lederhosen with H-style suspenders (mainly from a distance). Also a 2nd older boy but very briefly (headshot). The younger boy is also being spanked lying on the grass (close-up vies/headshots).

Available on the mediathek but I don’t have the time to check the complete movie at slow speed. I will check some scenes from the end, if I have missed anything, please comment.

One older boy (Enzo Gaier), around 11 yo but probably not in Lederhosen but jeans.

Rating 3 for now only. Typical modern Heimatfilm with crime elements.

Also being aired yesterday: Der Mann, der nach Oma kam.

That movie itself was good and funny, but the boy in Lederhosen too young. Rating 3.

Paolo il caldo


Drama / Comedy starring Giancarlo Giannini
Year: 1973
Year in film: 1940s ?
Country: Italy
Who in clothing: boys ~5+10 sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: girl sailor dress
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low +
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Most notable a boy in a short, looks like black (or very dark blue) sailor suit with a black collar, dickey, cap, long stockings and shoes. Note the 2 white drawstrings. At the beginning peeing scene there’s a very young boy with a white collar (pic 3, middle below) and a girl with a medium blue collar at a window.

A bit later the good scene of pic 1. Also sitting and he’s also kicking the other boy in the butt. They are also both slapped by a man and being pulled by their ears.

Later there’s a very brief scene of a boy in a light green sailor suit. Knee length dark pants. Both boys also shown in night shirts.

2 hours, English title: The Sensual Man, rated R. Interesting coming of age movie but there are better ones. Unfortunately rather few scenes at the beginning only.

So rating 7 only.


Jesli serce masz bijace


Drama. Novel Edmondo De Amicis
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1893
Country: Poland
Who in clothing: Henry 10 ys, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often ?
Rating:  4/10?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least one boy with blond curls (12 yo Adam Probosz as 10 yo Henry) in a long, dark blue sailor suit. Dark blue collar, 3 stripes. Also at least 2 spanking scenes one between the boys (bare) and dad and Henry (sailor suit).

Another movie about the famous novel Cuore (Heart) from Edmondo De Amicis (see other posts below) which are much better up to rating 10. English title: If Your Heart Can Feel.

I haven’t seen this complete movie but I think I don’t like it.

Rating 4 only. (Needs to be rechecked)

He also appeared in other good movies like Akademia pana Kleksa (rating 6), Zielone lata (1980) (H-style suspenders, coming soon).

Cuore (1984) rating 10. There are some others movies about that. Cuore aka Heart and Soul (1948) b&w, confirmed sailor suits, and the 2001 series Cuore (unsure), both needs to be checked. Also the movies called “Dagli Appennini alle Ande” which is a part of the novel. Some are animations or of modern setting (but some have handsome boy actos).

Marco (2011 series) have a boy in blue jeans overalls (soon on my overalls blog, rating 5 and bedroom blog rating 6, two boys in 1 bed) and suspenders of leather (backpack).

Big City (2007)


Kids western
Year: 2007
Year in film: 1980
Country: France
Who in clothing: boys ~8 sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: overalls, western clothes, long johns
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: low *
Rating:  3/10 *
Rating: ***
Comment: One boy in a dark blue sailor suit (3/4th length), dark blue collar with 3 stripes and Gregoire and Thomas Souverain as Simon et Garfunkel in white sailor suits and collars (one thick, one thin stripe). 3 brief scenes with close-up sailor suits, some more from a distance. One boy bathing in long johns (good, but brief wet scenes front +rear), another boy in a short union suit, but from a distance.

Also many kids in grown-up western clothes and some scenes of boys in overalls (see my other blogs).

Good and rare and funny kids western. Some handsome boys. But for sailor suits rating 3 only. Best is the bathtub scene (at 27 minutes). There’s also a whipping scene.

Pic 1 at 31 minutes, pic 2 at 3 minutes, pic 3 at 12 minutes. More infos (soon) on my other blogs. Movie rating 6-7.


To dendro pou pligoname


-Year: 1987
-Year in film: 1960s
-Country: Greece
-Who in clothing: boys ~11, shorts w/ suspenders
-Who in clothing 2: shorts with bib
-Available on DVD: yes
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: often ?
-Rating: 3/10
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Some rural boys on a Greek island in shorts with H-style suspenders almost like Lederhosen, but most likely from cotton. Also some or one in blue shorts with a bib, not sure if the are really shortalls.

I checked this movie (but only partly) as the setting looks close to my missing Italian movie which I still haven’t found.

English title: The Tree We Hurt. Original title “Το δέντρο που πληγώναμε”.

Quite interesting but no real Lederhosen. Also spanking, shirtless and wet scenes.

Rating 3-4 for now for the pants. Movie itself maybe a higher rating.

Kraj světa Istanbul


Drama. Director Jozef Palka
-Year: 1979
-Year in film: 1910s ?
-Country: CZ
-Who in clothing: boys ~10, sailor suit
-Who in clothing 2: other hist. clothes, shorts
-Available on DVD: no
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 4/10
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Some boys at school in jackets with white and also with blue dark blue collars, mainly thicker stripe(s) and collars angled at the front. Also at least one in a dark grey blue collar and purple stripes (pic below). Party combined with string ties and caps or straw hats. Mainly short sailor suits. Also a spanking scene at class (I think no sailor suit). Of course also lots of other historical clothes.

Interesting TV movie (60 minutes) and rare sailor suits, but I prefer regular collars. No entry at IMDb.

The scenes are flashback scenes 50 years ago, maybe set in the 1910s or 1920s? Novel by Štefan Králik.

Rating 4-5 only.


The Mighty McGurk


Drama starring Dean Stockwell
Year: 1947
Year in film: 1900
Country: USA
Who in clothing: boy, sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: breeches, other hist. cl.
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Famous child star, 10 yo Dean Stockwell as Nipper in historical clothes including breeches and a string tie. Also of course others in historical 1900s clothing including at least one boy in a sailor suit.

I think also a spanking scene. (Sorry no pics). The pic is taken from the official trailer. I also haven’t found any DVD or other releases, so I have to wait for a TV broadcasting or if I found it somewhere on the web.

Probably quite interesting as I like classic movies. During research I also found other movies starring Dean Stockwell, including “The Secret Garden (1949)” (Stockwell in a wheelchair in a sailor suit, rating 6) and at least another movie with him showing at least sailors in sailor suits.

For sailor suit and other scenes rating 6 for now.

Update: I now have seen the first half. Pic 1 at 40 minutes. 2 more pics at


I also have him on my western blog,