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.

Info 83: Update: Sennerin von St. Kathrein, Blechtrommel, Sonny Boy

As announced an update of Die Sennerin von St. Kathrein (pictured, starring Harry Kratz, rating 8). Even more boy actors in Lederhosen than thought (+4, one appears like smooth finish leather) but rather few to medium scenes. And also a “spanking scene” as Kratz hits another boy in Lederhosen and sitting on him (pictured). Also a short Watschnplattler. For more see the entry (2 additional pics) at

Die Sennerin von St. Kathrein

I also have updated “Die Blechtrommel” (rating 4) including 2 new better pics. I had a bad pic and didn’t knew if the collar is long but it’s sort of. The new small preview video in YouTube under the main vid is very handy, so you can scroll to a complete movie very fast. So rather few sailor suit scenes. Leaving rating 4 for them.

Die Blechtrommel

Also a minor update of “Sonny Boy (2011)” (no new pics). Very good sailor suit of the teen boy, but I think very few scenes, no backside of collar. But I noticed men in sailor suits and a black boy in rare green scout clothes. Rating 8.

Sonny Boy (2011)

I also have ordered Fanny och Alexander. But that will take some time to watch 5 hours.

Väter und Söhne – Eine deutsche Tragödie

Drama biography mini series
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1910s (sailor suit)
Country: Italy, Germany
Who in clothing: boy ~8, Georg 10 ys, girl 12, sailor suits
Who in clothing 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: At least 2 boys in different sailor suits (the blond one pictured and one dark haired) and one girl in a white sailor dress. Spanking scene of the boy. Maybe uniforms and other historical clothing in the 1930s scenes.

As announced this correction as these pics are previously in “Heimat – Eine deutsche Chronik”. Sorry again for this mistake, I have some unlabled scenes on a VHS tape. I will update Heimat as well soon (similar blond boy in sailor suit), see


Starring Bruno Ganz, Herbert Grönemeyer, Hannes Jeanicke, Burt Lancaster, Julie Christie and others. Written and directed by Bernhard Sinkel. This series (4 parts, 525 minutes) is about the German chemistry and paint dynasty “Deutz” (I.G. FARBEN). Internation title Fathers and Sons.

I have to check this series again. But I assume rather few or medium sailor suit scenes in total as only one of the 4 parts are set in the 1910s. Probably no Lederhosen. Maybe I will buy this, if not rebroadcasted.

There are also similar very good series in this “Große Geschichten” series, like Die Bertinis. One trailer (can’t be embedded) and some short clips at the director’s YouTube page.

Rating even 9 for now.

Update: Pic showing Marcus Hetzner as young Georg Deutz (the older Georg is played by Herbert Grönemeyer). Now also on my bedroom blog (rating 4). One brother one older sister and one Jewish friend at the same age.

Info 63: Webfound: Spanking scene

I’m reading the book “Fanny och Alexander” and found the German word Seemannskragen (sailor collar). Before that I mostly heard Matrosenkragen or Marinekragen. I searched the web and found this interesting pics of visiting a school museum. The don’t wear the sailor collars bound properly but the front side strips of the collars are loose and very long. One boy in jeans and sailor collar is being spanked and loughing.

I think I have seen other pics on this website

Der Untertan

Drama. Directed by Wolfgang Staudte
Year: 1951
Year in film: 1900s    
Country: East Germany
Who in clothing: girls, boys ~ 5-14 ys,  sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: historical uniforms
Available on DVD: yes  
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?    
Rating:  6/10 ?          
Rating: ******
Comment: At least some boys (different age) at school in different interesting sailor suits (short and long). One boy has his jacket opened, so his striped shirt can be seen (it’s not a dickey). Short collars, 3 stripes. One or more boys with white collars bust mostly dark (blue).
Also at least one girl in a sailor dress outside (see clip). Also a spanking scene at school.

I don’t know this complete movie, but I assume rather few sailor suit scenes of boys. Maybe there are also other interesting scenes, and maybe women in sailor dresses as well. Also other historical clothing and soldiers in uniforms.
I found this movie by coincidence (YouTube recommendation of Abenteuer 1900).

Famous novel by Heinrich Mann. Starring Werner Peters, Renate Fischer and Paul Esser. DEFA movie. English title: Man of Straw. Aka “The Underdog, “The Kaiser’s Lackey” and “The Subject”.

I have to check this movie completely. Rating 5-6 for now.

Wer die Heimat liebt (1957)

Heimatfilm starring Hermann Erhardt
Year: 1957
Year in film: 1950s    
Country: Austria
Who in clothing: David ~ 9 ys,  Lederhosen
Who in clothing 2
Available on DVD: VHS only  
I own: yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium    
Rating:  9/10          
Rating: *********
Comment: I think this is Georg Gröller. Mostly in long buckskin Lederhosen and in one scene in short Lederhosen in the middle of the movie (pictured). Both with suspenders.

As announced this was the first (and probably the best) Heimatfilm of the today 24 hour marathon on 3sat. Very good Hematfilm with typical elements like dramatic scenes in the snowy mountains, fire in the woods, good landscape and animal scenes. The blond boy is quite often shown, also 2 scenes in a nightshirt.
Funny scene at the beginning, as he was afraid to feed a baby deer. Best scenes at the end (picture on top), he also sits on the lap of his dad playing with his beard. Also walking in the snow in Lederhosen. I remember 2 short spanking scenes (slightly with a hand).

I like this film and even considered rating 10 but the boy is very thin and young. It could be better (more scenes of shorter Lederhosen, more actors etc). Even few men in Lederhosen. No Schuhplattler. I only found a VHS release (used condition). Film aka “Das heilige Erbe”, English title “Holy Heritage”. Filmed in 1956.

St. Florianer Sängerknaben – Musikantenstadl 2011

Volksmusik show, November 19th 2011
Year: 2011
Year in film: 2011
Country: Austria
Who in clothing: boys ~ 9-12 ys, Lederhosen
Who in clothing 2: boys ~9-12, sailor suits
Available on DVD: no
I own: yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence: low *
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys of the choir St. Florianer Sängerknaben in white long sailor suits with pointed blue collars, 3 stripes, and some in buckskin Lederhosen. Also performing Schuhplattler and other Gaudiplattler (Show Plattler) like Watschnplattler (slap dance) and 2 boys slapping each other on their bottoms (pictured). Also other stage perfomance later with boys in sailor suits with a water costume. First song was Edelweiss while the boys in Lederhosen danced around the pole (pictured below). After that treble soloist Alois Mühlbacher singing parts of Mozart’s Zauberflöte.

I don’t watch this show regularly and saw it yesterday by coincidence. All acts of this choir are in total 12 minutes. One boy is a bit overweighted, others very thin, one small and one very tall. But I liked that perfomance and haven’t seen something like this (Kids Watchnplattler) for a long time. Giving even rating 8. I will check out this choir. I always wondered why there’s a need of so many German speaking boys choirs. I assume others than the Vienna boys choir and the Thomanerchor are not the first choice. Now I see, that it’s already on YouTube but can’t be embeeded. It’s at

Rebroadcasted on Monday Nov 21th 2011.
Update: At the rebroadcasting they had removed the complete performance of the ship and sea scene with the sailor suit choir (looked like Titanic, but singing a Waltz probably by Strauss) and the duet with Mühlbacher. So half of the choir scenes were lost. This scene is in the clip on YouTube with without the solo part.

Update: Christmas 2012. For a view of the front collars of this choir see