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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,


Les tilleuls de Lautenbach

TV movie starring Mario Adorf
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1891, 1931 *
Country: France, Germany
Who in clothing: Jean 10, Pierre ~8, other boy sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: shorts, capes
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating: 9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: Lucas Beiger as 10 yo Jean (1st pic) and Frédéric Flory (younger brother) in short dark (blue or black ?) sailor suits and big (wide) white sailor collars (2 stripes), one other boy with a medium blue sailor collar (at the beginning in 1891 or 1871), last pic, also one other boy on the right with a white collar, but brief scene, some other boys in quite good shorts, also many boys in capes and one good scene without clothes (as Jean had to clean a wine barrel sitting inside it and later running around). Also a spanking scene (pants down of 5 yo Jean (Thomas Castan)).

Very good French/German (Alsace) movie. Some parts reminds me of “J’ai voulu rire comme les autres” (rating 10). The sailor suit scenes are mostly in the last 1hour. And sometimes hidden inside the capes (in one scene a woman puts one inside). Usually I like white collars, but hey have 2 thin stripes only and I prefer here the blue collar. I also don’t like dark curly hair and the boys are quite young although they fit perfectly in this movie.

Good setting and plot and also some funny and interesting scenes. Jean got kissed and 2 girls saw him in the barrel.

German title “Die Linden von Lautenbach” (Lauterbach at IMDb must be wrong), bestselling novel by Jean Egen.

Rating 8-9 “only”due the young age. No trailer, no DVD.

Wo die alten Wälder rauschen

Heimatfilm starring Willy Fritsch
Year: 1956
Year in film: 1950s
Country: Germany
Who in clothing: Loisl ~9 yo ?, men Lederhosen
Who in clothing 2: pajamas, jeans
Available on DVD: VHS only
I own: yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence: very often
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Peter Fischer (pictured) in buckskin Lederhosen with H-style suspenders. Often shown. Also wet (soaked) after being in a lake and at a heavy thunderstorm. He is also being spanked with a belt, but this is not directly shown.

Also starring Peter Finkbeiner (as his friend Nils on the left in dark blue jeans, also quite good and also pajama scenes (could be better)).

Very good Heimatfilm with good landscape and lot of animal scenes. Good plot and the boys are often shown, more than half of the movie. Unfortunately only one boy and he is quite young. And I don’t like curly hair. Some scenes are often set in the dark (also at a campfire). The thunderstorm scene is also at the night with some few lightnings. Some minor drama at the end but mostly a peaceful Heimatfilm dealing about the friendship of the boys and also a romance of a man and woman.

I think only available on VHS. Rating 5-6. No Schuhplattler, no smooth finish Lederhosen, also few men in Lederhosen. No clips yet.

Le cheval d’orgueil

Drama, director Claude Chabrol
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1908-1918
Country: France
Who in clothing: boy ~10 ?, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: hist. clothing, hats, nightshirt
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low *
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least a young boy (I don’t know his name) in a short dark blue or black sailor suit and some boys in historical clothing of Brittany, some with black hats with a large ribbon (pic 3). Boys wearing wooden clogs. And of course grown-ups in historical clothing, especially women with rare white high caps (pic 3). Also 2 altar boys (white/red but short and small collars). The boy ripped off the front part of his sailor suit and says he owns another one. Very interesting other scenes. The boy on the shoulders on pic 3 must be Ronan Hubert as 7 yo Pierre-Jacques. His older brother playing 11 yo Pierre-Jacques.

As announced, but this time I missed the first ~30 minutes of this 2 hour movie as I couldn’t receive this channel on afternoons. So I only noticed one short scene in the middle of the movie where the boy is being bullied because of wearing this sailor suit.

Other scenes are young boys smoking, fighting with their wooden clogs on their hands, pullig a girl at the pigtails, watching horses mating, and a brief swimming scene. The boy is being spanked by his dad while carried out of the water.

English title “The Horse of Pride”, novel by Pierre-Jakez Helias. I don’t know any of the actors and I think most of the movie is set in 1908. Rural setting and scenes of traditional living and working.

For the few sailor suit scenes, rating 5 for now only. The movie is quite interesting, but there are better ones. Rating 6-7 for the movie.

Hochzeiter und Hochzeiterin

Drama period film, novel by Josef Ruederer
Year: 1990
Year in film: ~1900, later
Country: Germany
Who in clothing: boys ~12 yo ? hist clothing
Who in clothing 2: boys ~ 9-11, men Lederhosen
Available on DVD: no
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium *
Rating:  6/10 *
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys in historical clothing (1st pic) shorter pants, stockings, school caps (good suits, almost like sailor suits except for the typical collars) fighting at school, also one being being hit by a cane on his hands by the teacher. I think this must be the scenes set in about 1900, also scenes with few boys and some men in longer buckskin Lederhosen, later setting about 1950s. I only noticed this short Lederhosen scenes, some more hist. clothing scenes. Probably much more grown up scenes.

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Rare movie, had been aired some days ago for the first time. No entry at IMdb and no DVD yet. Directed by Andreas Lippl (died in 1991).

Starring Jens-Bastian Kindelbacher as young Josef, Claus Obalski as grown-up Josef, Stephanie Breme and Rainer Bauernfeind.

Unfortunately I missed the beginning but I assume rather few or medium good scenes. I have to check this again later and hope for a soon rebroadcasting.

But even rating 6 for now.

Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

Romance starring Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell
-Year: 2002
-Year in film: 1830s
-Country: UK, USA
-Who in clothing: boys, historical clothing
-Who in clothing 2: others, costumes
-Available on DVD: yes
-I own: yes, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: low
-Rating: 2/10 *
-Rating: **
-Comment: Some poor boys in traditional clothing (pictured), also at least 2 spanking scenes. Of course also grown ups in historical clothing and even 1500s costumes.

I’m not sure if I should add movies without sailor suit and Lederhosen scenes. But I’m running out of (good) movies.  I think I shouldn’t add every film with boys in shorts, knickers or else, except if I like them very much or other interesting scenes  and as I have the tag spanking I add this here as well.

I only noticed few scenes with the boys and most scenes are very dark. I also don’t like 16 yo Jamie Bell here (nominated for a Young Artist Award). Some quite good historical clothing of grown ups (hats) and women.

Nominated for a Golden Globe and starring Christopher Plummer, Anne Hathaway and even Dame Edna Everage, 132 minutes, rated PG. Novel by Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist”. There are also other and much earlier versions of Nicholas Nickleby (even a 1903 version and not to be confused with the 2001 version). I only checked some few parts of a b/w version on YouTube but no sailor suit or other scenes of interest.

Rating 2 for the boy scenes. Please also note my previous post today (announcement of a good Lederhosen movie).

Pink Floyd The Wall

Drama/musical starring Bob Geldorf
-Year: 1982
-Year in film: ~1940s-1960s
-Country: UK
-Who in clothing: boy Pink,  8, 12 yo, knickers
-Who in clothing 2: hist. clothing, sailor
-Available on DVD: yes
-I own: yes, DVD
-Clothing occurence: low
-Rating: 5/10 *
-Rating: *****
-Comment: 12 or 13 yo young Pink (Kevin McKeon, pic 2) and little Pink ~8 (David Bingham, pic 3) in typical British grey knickers (pictured), also boys in historical clothes and hats (pic 1, short scene) and one sailor (brief scene at 1h 03). Also a spanking scene of young Pink at school. Some other boys and teens but nothing more of interest.

Probably everyone knows The Wall, at least some songs “We don’t need no education – We don’t need no thought control”. Not sure if everyone knows this movie as well.

Less than half of this film showing flashback scenes of little and young Pink, the rest showing grown up Pink (Geldorf) and perfect surreal animations by Gerald Scarfe. The film is quite good, the music of course very good, but I rarely watch or listen this DVD. I bought it many years ago (mainly because of the plot, I already had the music before). Lots of WWII related scenes, especially in the animations. Rated R.

No Lederhosen and no sailor suit scenes, except for the sailor. But for the other historical clothing and spanking scene I had to add this here as well. The spanking seems a bit faked. Also a peeping scenes of young Pink.

DVD: I own the 1999 remastered deluxe edition. 5.1 and PCM stereo. Lots of extras, more than 1 hour, including documentaries, interviews, trailer, gallery, the music video and secret buttons.

Rating: Movie: 8, Sound: 8, Extras 10, Animation: 10, Actors: 7, Clothing: 5-6.

Das Schweigen im Walde (1976)

Heimatfilm starring Sky du Mont
-Year: 1976
-Year in film: 1899 ?
-Country: Germany
-Who in clothing: Loisl ~11 ys, Lederhosen
-Who in clothing 2: boys ~10-17, men Lederhosen
-Available on DVD: VHS only *
-I own: yes, TV recording
-Clothing occurence: medium
-Rating: 7/10
-Rating: *******
-Comment: About 3 rather short scenes of Loisl (I don’t know the name of the actor) in longer light brown buckskin Lederhosen (pictured), girl on horse spanked him. At the end 3 boys (front row, teen boy on right) and some men dancing Schuhplattler (longer black buckskin Lederhosen. Lots of men in traditional Lederhosen with suspenders. Loisl also wearing a Tyrolean hat).

I saw this yesterday by coincidence. Ialready had

Das Schweigen im Walde (1955), rating 7

Very good Heimatfilm (novel by Ludwig Ganghofer) dramatic scenes including fire. Rather few Lederhosen (of boys). Loisl seems to be very poor. His Lederhosen are baggy and have more patches than leather so the girl offers him to fix this. The boy is older than that of the previous version (which is also very good, barfeet). Also very rare the boys dancing Schuhplattler. Brief scene also showing the backside of the Lederhosen. But I like that. Of course could be better (more scenes).

I think only on VHS, but very rare OOP.

Rating 7-8.

Emil och griseknoen

Astrid Lindgren. 3rd film, combination of series
Year: 1973
Year in film: ~1900
Country: Sweden, Germany
Who in clothing: ~5 boys ~5-8 ys,  sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: others, historical clothing
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys in different sailor suits. One blond boy ~5 at the auction (ep. 6 in series, big pic on top and thumnail bottom right, note the length and different color of the pants), and one boy ~7-8 at school (ep 9, thumbnail top right) note, that his collar is open and with no scarf, and 2 or some more boys outside, one with a hat.

As announced this film/series which I saw 2 days ago. Unfortunately I missed some parts at the beginning. Thats obviously a combination of the 1971 series “Emil i Lönneberga” German: Michel aus Lönneberga in 13 parts. German title of the film: “Michel bringt die Welt in Ordnung). I also recognize ep 6, 7 and 12. I thought of this series long time ago, because of it’s 1900s setting, but I found no sailor suit scenes on pics and clips. Especially Emil/Michel wearing long pants and a cap. There is also some older boys (at the auction), maybe 11 ys, also at close up (but not in sailor suits).

Interesting and of course a famous Astrid Lindgren film, setting and character, along some others, but I don’t like this very young main character with rather long and messy hair. The sailor suit scenes are quite good, but could be better. I also have to check the 2 other films (and the 1985 version) or the series. However a very good family entertaintment and classic of the 70s. I think I also remember spanking scenes (not in Lederhosen or sailor suits) or at least other punishments. Also starring Allan Edwall (1924-1997, Fanny och Alexander).

Rating 5-6 for now.