Like Mike (2002)


Family film Lil Bow Wow
Year: 2002
Year in film: 2000s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Calvin ~14
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  2/10
Rating: **
Comment: At least Shad Moss aka Lil Bow Wow in at least 4 rasta braids, a bit protruding looking like pigtails. Maybe some more girls?

Also on my shiny shorts blog, rating 3.

I don’t like Lil Bow Wow, so rating 2-3 for now only.


Susannah of the Mounties


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.

Das fliegende Klassenzimmer (1973)


Family film, novel by Erich Kästner. Remake 1
Year: 1973
Year in film: 1970s
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Uli ~10, other boy
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low+
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: First Daniel Müller als Uli, one of the smallest boys in this boarding school with the blonde wig (pic 1 at 1h00), one boy touching one of the ribbons, saying that he looks like a girl and then Uli removing the wig (brief scene).

A longer scene is the stage play showing another boy wearing that wig and a light yellow skirt (pic at 1h25). Scenes are mostly from the side and background.

As said, I missed most of the movie and now have only briefly checked it. I haven’t found a scene at a hairdresser where they got the wig like in the original classic. Probably there isn’t such scene here. (I also haven’t found Lederhosen).

I hate the (early) 70s and it’s fashion, especially the swimwear. Most boys have long hair anyway. One or 2 are handsome though.

Movie rating 2, pigtails scene rating ~7. I still prefer the 1954 classic, although b&w (rating 8)


Das fliegende Klassenzimmer (1954)


Family film, novel by Erich Kästner
Year: 1954
Year in film: 1950s ?
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: boy ~10
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: One boy (or maybe 2 ?) in blonde pigtails (it’s just a wig). At least 2 scenes. First when they get the wig at the hairdresser (who also grabbing the pigtails) and later at the stage play.

Probably one of the best movies with a boy in pigtails yet (although it’s a wig).

The 1973 remake has been aired today and showing 2 boys in a blonde wig (in color). Post coming soon. Rating 7. Unfortunatley I missed most of the movie. I don’t like at all the 70s.


Rating 7-8 for this one. Please also check out my other blogs about this and other Erich Kästner movies.

During my Christmas break, I found lots of interesting pigtails movie (girls only).

And a Happy New Year 2017!

Story 3: Cutting off pigtails


Cutting off one or both pigtails is another, often mean thing to do with pigtails. Often done by someone else as a prank or revenge, but also sometimes done by herself or himself for one reason or another. More movies coming soon.

Pic 1 showing an Indian teen boy in “Into the West (2005)” (episode 5) cutting off his pigtails with a knife. I think also other young men in long and rather thin pigtails. Setting in the 1870s.

Pic 2 is from “Problem Child”. A girl cutting off one pigtail from another girl. Scene at 51 minutes.

Another thing is dipping a pigtail in an inkwell at school from a boy behind. Is there any movie about that? Should be in LHOTP but I haven’t found it yet.

Update: Our Gang


There are also at least 2 more boys in pigtails.

First Buckwheat (pics 1+2) looking similar like Farina but mainly with smaller and looped pigtails here. Pic 1 colorized from movie “Divot Diggers” (1936)

I’ve also seen a pic of Stymie (pic 2) with long pigtails but they were probably just attached to his hat. Both b&w from unknown movies but most likely from earlier films.

Main entry, boy/girls rating 5 (incl. pulling at pigtails)


Our Gang


Hal Roach comedy series. Little Rascals
Year: 1922-1944
Year in film: 1920s, 30s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: boy Farina 2-12
Who in pigtails 2: other boys, girls
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Girls and even a boy in pigtails. This series almost has it all. At least boys and men in bib overalls, boys and girls in sailor suits and other historical clothes, Western clothes and interesting bedroom scenes. So probably the only series or movie for all my 5 blogs!

Pic 1 showing the black boy Allen ‘Farina’ Hoskins in pigtails in “Baby Brother” (1927). Real pigtails I think mainly in the earlier movies. He starred here between 1922 and 1935.

In pic 2 a boy pulling a girl on one of her pigtails. Movie “Choo-Choo!” (1932).

Pic 3 is a colorized version of “Dogs is Dogs” (1931). Probably much more scenes. I don’t have the time to check all short films. Most kids are also very young.

I like Classics. For pigtails rating 5-6 for now. At least another boy.

Updates on all my 4 other blogs soon.

Update: Also Buckwheat and Stymie in pigtails




Kids reality TV magazine. 63+ ep.
Year: 2012-
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Dean ~14
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low
Rating:  4/10 *
Rating: ****
Comment: Dean Fehyl as Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. Not real pigtails but a wig. Today’s episode “Motzgurke und schwul?”. Available online. Probably also other girls in other episodes (in the clips) ?

I prefer his real blonde short hair and think he’s the most handsome boy alive.

Also on my overalls blog (rating 3, no pics).


Ancient Egyptians


Documentary 4 parts
Year: 2003
Year in film: ~3000 BC ?
Country: UK
Who in pigtails: boys, side locks
Who in pigtails 2: women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Pigtail occurence: very low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Some few boys, mainly younger with sidelocks. Not sure if some braided as well. Also at least on woman with a braid. But rather few scenes.

Interesting documentary. I even own it on a 2 DVD set. But I don’t watch it often.

Rating 2-3 for that hairstyle. At least some boys and rare hairstyle.



Big City (2007)


Kids western
Year: 2007
Year in film: 1880
Country: France
Who in pigtails: boys Wapiti + brother
Who in pigtails 2: girls
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Pigtail occurence: medium-
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Boys Samy Seghir and his film brother, played by Ryan AZZOUG GAUMONT (pic 1) as Indians in dark pigtails. At least one redhaired girl with long pigtails and some few other girls. One girl as a teacher with a bun. Also a boy pullig a girl at the pigtail.

Very good and unusual movie with kids playing as adults. But rather few good pigtail scenes. Also a very handsome boy (Vincent Valladon) in a bathtub in long johns and some other scenes of interest.

On my overalls blog rating 4 (boys, few scenes) and on my sailor suit blog rating 3.

Finally some boys.

Rating 8.