Leave It to Beaver (1957)

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Family series, 234 ep. 2 Emmys
Year: 1957-1963
Year in film: 1950s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Violet ~8 (s1)
Who in pigtails 2: Judy ~11, others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Britain Veronica Cartwright in long pigtails, pic 1, unknown episode.

Pic 2 showing darkhaired Jeri Weil at school in s1e30.

Rating at least 6-7 for now, but I haven’t checked all episodes.

Great 50s family series. Also on my bedroom blog, rating 10.

I also have an entry here about the 1997 movie, rating 6

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Mystery Plane

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Romance starring Marjorie Reynolds
Year: 1939
Year in film: 1930 ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Young Betty ~9
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Betsy Gay (“Our Gang“, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)“) in long, blonde pigtails.

I like long, blonde pigtails, but I think rather few scenes here. Unfortunately, she did few movies.

Rating 6.

Bettkantengeschichten

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German kids TV series, 59 episodes
Year: 1983-1990
Year in film: 1930s, 1980s
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: girls ~5-9 ?
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes (s1-2)
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Some girls in pigtails like these 2 in s1e6. One young blonde girl in b&w, set probably in the 1930s like many of the episodes, and another, a bit older darkhaired girl in long pigtails. Maybe some more (including women) in other episodes?

Also boys and girls in bib overalls (other blog rating 7) and boys in Lederhosen (rating up to 8 but that one not available on DVD).

I don’t like the girls here.

So rating 3 for now only.

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 Summer of Walter Hacks

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Film about a farm boy. Black&White.
Year: 2009
Year in film: 1952
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Margaret ~12
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ??
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: At least Francesca Blanchard obiously dark blond and longer, thick pigtails and bib overalls.

And yet another one from my bib overalls blog (rating 7).

I don’t know this movie as it’s not available on DVD nor online (only made for the big screens). Damn. Looks very interesting.

Rating 6 for now.

 

Tadellöser & Wolff

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TV mini series, novel by Walter Kempowski
Year: 1975
Year in film: 1939-1945
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Ulla ~20
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Gabriele Michel in long, dark pigtails on he front. I only found her in pigtails but only checked the 1st of the 2 episodes. Obviously few other girls and women and mainly with a bun.

Some interesting scenes set in the 1930s.

I prefer her 12 yo film brother (Lederhosen blog rating 4) and soon on my bedroom blog.

She also starred in the 1979 sequel series “Ein Kapitel für sich” wrongly credited on IMDb as a different actress Gabrielle with 2 L’s. I found around 10 or 20 mistakes on IMDb within a short time and lots of movies, keywords and infos like birth dates missing. Even wrong movie posters. It’s a shame. You can’t trust this site alone.

I like long and strict pigtails. But she’s quite old.

Rating 6-7.

The Night of the Hunter

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Classic b/w Thriller starring Robert Mitchum
Year: 1955
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Ruby ~21, Clary 11
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Gloria Castillo as oldest foster child (on the left) in short pigtails, also more of interest Mary Ellen Clemons (as Clary, uncredited) in dark, long pigtails (in the middle). I don’t remember the younger girls like Pearl in pigtails.

Very good movie. Billy Chapin wore nice bib overalls and a short union suit (overalls blog rating 7). He died in 2016.

I think only few scenes of Clary.

So rating 6 for now only.

Das doppelte Lottchen (1950)

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Family film, novel by Erich Kästner
Year: 1950
Year in film: ~1949
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Lotte, Luise ~11
Who in pigtails 2: other girls
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: often ?
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Jutta and Isa Günther as 10 yo main characters in rather short pigtails (also looped) and some other girls in pigtails and braids. Also plaiting scenes, touching own and pulling at the sister’s pigtail.

Interesting classic movie and famous plot. There are some, mainly modern remakes but I think none showing pigtails.

I have to recheck the complete movie. English title: Two Times Lotte. One or both girls in a sailor dress (soon on my other blog) rating 5.

Rating 7-8 for now.

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Das fliegende Klassenzimmer (1954)

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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.

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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!