The Little Rascals Save the Day


Family film starring Doris Roberts
Year: 2014
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Mary-Ann ~10
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no but seen
Pigtail occurence: often
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least Jenna Ortega as tomboy Mary-Ann in bib overalls and long, dark pigtails, woven at the back of her head and the pigtails lay both over her shoulders and also back or one each.

Nice remake, but I prefer the classic series.

More pics on my overalls blog, rating 6. Here rating 5-6. But I have to rewatch it.

Our Gang entry here (boy, girls, rating 5)






Family short film, 13 min
Year: 1971
Year in film: 1970s
Country: UK
Who in pigtails: girl ~10 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: often- ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this uncredited girl in dark and long pigtails.

Another interesting British short film (this time not CFF/CFTF).

I found it by coincidence and only have checked it briefly.

There are mostly boys shown (cycling in early 70s clothes).

Not bad.

Rating ~5.


The Magnificent Six and ½: Ghosts and Ghoulies


CFF family short film, 20 min
Year: 1967
Year in film: 1960s
Country: UK
Who in pigtails: Liz ~11 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: often- ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this girl in thick and rather long pigtails. Not sure about her name either Suzanne Togni (or less likely Kimi Tallmadge). Togni in even longer pigtails also in many other episodes of this series and “Shadows of Fear (1970)” In 1968, there was a related BBC series “Adventure Weekly” with a different cast (Elizabeth Dear as girl Fred in dark, long pigtails) which also needs to be checked. Also related: Here Come The Double Deckers (1970). All based on Hal Roach’s “Our Gang”.

I found this by coincidence.

Also check out my bib overalls blog for several other CFF/CFTF movies.

Rating 4-5 for this one.


Nord bei Nordwest: Waidmannsheil


Crime series, 2014-. This s1e6
Year: 2018
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Ruth ~16 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: medium-
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: 16 or 17 yo Lilly von Klitzing (“Familie Dr. Kleist”, 2016) as 14 yo Ruth in medium blonde, long, simple braided pigtails, worn on her front.

Has been aired yesterday. Available on the mediathek.

Very interesting. Also starring redhaired Marleen Lohnse (but not in pigtails).

Her hair appears a bit darker here but is usually light blonde. There’s also a pic of her in an overalls-like jeans dress or similar.

Rating 6-7.

Wind at My Back


“Canadian Waltons”. TV series, 5 seasons + film
Year: 1996-2001
Year in film: 1932-~1937
Country: Canada
Who in pigtails: girls ~11-16 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes (s1+3)
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: I think some few girls in pigtails (at least 3) including this at school in s1e5 at 15 minutes. One blonde girl in thick and quite long, another ones in thinner pigtails.

I’m currently rewatching season 1 of this nice series (mainly for my bib overalls blog, rating 7).

The main characters are 2 boys and there’s also a tomboy with short hair. So I don’t remember other or even better scenes. Maybe none in season 3. But could be in season 2 (I don’t own). I think most women also wore short hair, what is quite surprisingly.

Rating 5, although few scenes.

Update: Even better a darkhaired girl in s1e6, rating 6-7 next to some more girls.


Without Warning (1980)


Sci-Fi/Horror film. Martin Landau
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1980
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Sandy ~20s ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: At least Tarah Nutter (unknown age, probably in her 20s) in thick, long and blonde pigtails and a red Bikini. Pigtails look quite unusual, almost like a wig.

Also a young man in blue Adidas shorts (shiny shorts blog, rating 3).

I don’t like thisk pigtails and prefer younger actresses.

So rating 2-3 only. Good movie, though.

Anne with an E


Family series Anne of Green Gables
Year: 2017-2018
Year in film: ~1910
Country: Canada
Who in pigtails: Anne ~16 ?
Who in pigtails 2: other girls ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: often ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: As announced this latest version of Anne of Green Gables starring Amybeth McNulty. Maybe also other teen girls or women in pigtails, but I haven’t seen anyone, yet. Anne often wearing a flat hat. Nice costumes, also of the boys. Jerry (Aymeric Jett Montaz) probably also wore bib overalls in the barn next to an leather apron.

It also includes the famous pigtail pulling scene in ep 3 (pic 2). Better pic and GIF here

The actress is a bit older, around 16 in season 1. Anne in the novels is 11 yo. But in most movies she’s older as well. But I don’t like much this actress.

I don’t know the complete series, yet.

Rating 4-5 for now only. I have to recheck this later. Also for my other blogs. Earlier versions collected here


Loriot (1976)


Comedy series
Year: 1976-1978
Year in film: 1977
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: girl ~10 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Pigtail occurence: medium *
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One girl in dark blonde, long pigtails in ep. III (1977). The sketch is called Feuerwehr (Die H.S. zwo). Also part of the 1997 series.

Has been aired around Christmas. I have seen it before but very long time ago, as there’s mainly another episode aired on Christmas. Maybe some more girls or women in other episodes?

Nice pigtails but few good scenes. She also often had her pigtails hidden behind the objects.

Rating 4-5 for now.



German family series, 6 episodes
Year: 1983
Year in film: ~1910
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: girls ~6-12 ?
Who in pigtails 2: others girls, women?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: medium-
Rating:  4/10 *
Rating: ****
Comment: Some girls, especially at school, some in short, few others in long and one in dark, very long pigtails outside school with pigtails swinging at her front. Main character, 6 yo Annemarie in blonde, unbraided pigtails. She also cut off parts of her hair. Pic 1 from ep 4, pics 2+3 from ep 3. Rather few school scenes and ep 4-6 has a different actress as 10 yo main character. Needs to be checked more carefully.

Has been aired around Christmas, but I missed most parts this time. I have seen and checked it earlier, but long time ago.

Also very nice costumes and both boys and girls in sailor suits and Lederhosen (other blog, rating 9.


Update: Anne of Green Gables (2016)


As announced, some more pics of this nice movie which has been aired at Christmas.

There are 2 girls being pulled at their pigtails. Also one blonde. And another angle of the redhaired Anne (rear view pulling, see main entry).

I think also some few more girls at school in pigtails or braids. Also in sailor dresses.

The 2017 movie starring Amybeth McNulty also coming soon.