Susannah of the Mounties

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Drama starring Shirley Temple
Year: 1939
Year in film: 1890s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Little Chief ~15
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least this Indian teen boy from the Blackfoots, Martin God Rider (1924-1966), I think in 3 pigtails (one additional one on the rear). Probably some more Indian men

Originally in b&w, this pics are from a colorized version.

I only have checked it briefly. Maybe women in pigtails as well? Shirley has curly hair, partly braided.

1936 novel by Muriel Denison aka Dennison.

Cavalcade of America: Three Young Kings

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Drama history series, s5e13
Year: 1956
Year in film: 1930s ??
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girl ~11 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this girl in quite short, thick, dark pigtails. Her mother touching one of her pigtails. Christmas themed episode. 28 minutes.

Set in a Latin-American village. Not sure about the time setting. They wore costumes in this episode. Maybe 1900s or more likely a bit later. 1930s ? Or even the 1950s? Based on a 1930s radio show.

Rating 4-5 only (for this episode). Maybe somemore and even better scenes in other episodes? I found this by coincidence.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

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Christmas film starring Aran Bell
Year: 2007
Year in film: 1910s ?
Country: UK
Who in pigtails: Celia ~12
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium+ ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: At least 12 or 13 yo Saoirse Ronan in blonde, long pigtails. Often with a hat. I think set in the 1910s (WWI?) but looks quite Western-like. Also one braid on front and the other on the back, and also open hair.

Also on my bib overalls blog (rating 3) and my bedroom blog, rating 4.

I only have checked it at high speed and some time ago, so needs rechecking for pigtails including other actresses.

Rating 7 for now.

 

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

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TV drama AnnaSophia Robb
Year: 2004
Year in film: 1904
Country: USA, Canada
Who in pigtails: girls ~10
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: I think some few girls only at school in pigtails. One blonde in protruding or looped pigtails and others in dark pigtails. But I think rather few scenes.

Also on my sailor suit blog, rating 4 (AnnaSophia Robb).

Nice 1900s setting and good clothes.

For pigtails, rating 5-6.

Janka

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Family series, teen girl + horse
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1920s
Country: Poland, Germany
Who in pigtails: Janka 15
Who in pigtails 2: other girls, women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Agnieszka Krukówna as 15 yo Janka (Janna in Germany) in medium long, blonde pigtails (pic from ep 7) but mainly in unbraided pigtails, and also other teen girls and probably girls and women. At school at least one in longer, dark pigtails (ep 4). And at least one with a braid. Many wearing dark blue sailor dresses. Also on my sailor suit blog rating 5, also showing Janka in unbraided pigtails. Pic 3 from ep 12?

Nice 1920s setting and lots of historical clothes (and hairstyles). Filmed in 1987. Many supporting actors, especially in ep 4 and 7, but mainly from a distance.

I also have her in Urwisy z Doliny Mlynów (1985) aka Die Kinder vom Mühlental (rating 6). Obviously much fewer pigtails in Janka. I still have to check the 3rd series.

Quite interesting, but few good scenes. I prefer the 1st series.

So rating 5 only.

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Amintiri din copilarie

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Biography Ion Creanga
Year: 1965
Year in film: 1900s, later
Country: Romania
Who in pigtails: girls ~8 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: One blonde girl with shorts pigtails and one darkhaired girl with thin and very long pigtails and a boy pulling or lifting one up.

Nice, early farm setting and also other scenes of interest like skinny dipping. But there are better movies. I think rather few good and brief pigtails scenes.

Correct title: Amintiri din copilărie, English title: Recollections from Childhood.

Rating 6-7.

Donovan’s Kid

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Disney TV movie
Year: 1979
Year in film: ~1900s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girl Jamie ~13
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: VHS
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: At least Katy Kurtzman in blonde, rather thin and long pigtails and Cowboy clothes including hat and also wearing another cap. I think rather few scenes. Also in open hair. 1900s setting. Western or more likely Western-like or ranch setting.

Originally in 2 parts on The Wonderful World of Disney, s25e10+11.

I don’t remember the complete movie and found it some time ago. No entry on my Western blog, yet.

Also starring Mickey Rooney. I think officially only on VHS.

Rating 6-7 for now.

Pinocchio (2013)

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Family film 2 parts. Starring Mario Adorf
Year: 2013
Year in film: 1880s ?
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Sofia ~10 ?
Who in pigtails 2: girl ~9 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: At least 2 girls in dark pigtails, one younger girl (unpictured). One girl (Nicolais Borger ?) in unbraided pigtails and additional donkey ears (same as animated Pinocchio). Maybe the same girl as in pic 2? Rather few girls in pigtails.

Has been aired around Christmas but I missed some parts.

Nice historical setting and clothes. Funny movie.

Rating 6. Other versions needs to be checked as well.

Laddie (1940)

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Drama starring Tim Holt
Year: 1940
Year in film: 1870s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: “Little Sister” ~7
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: At least 7 or 8 yo Joan Carroll in dark long pigtails. Sometimes, one braid is on the back and behind the ear, the other on the front. Ranch setting. Also she and women in buns.

The movie is the 2nd remake. 70 minutes, 1913 novel by Gene Stratton-Porter based on her childhood.

I like long pigtails. And have to check the other movies 1926 and 1935. Porter even played that character in the 1926 movie. Virginia Weidler in the other movie. Very similar girls and pigtails.

Rating 7-8 for now.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)

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Version starring Tommy Kelly
Year: 1938
Year in film: 1850
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girls ~9-11 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least two unknown girls at school. One blonde with long pigtails and a darkhaired girl with shorter pigtails. Obviously not Becky Thatcher in pigtails and few girls.

I don’t remember the complete movie, I think rather few good pigtails scenes.

So rating 5-6 for now only. There are better versions. But nice clothes and setting. At least already in color (the first one).

Tommy Kelly died in 2016. R.I.P.