The 12 Dogs of Christmas

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Christmas movie set in the 1930s
Year: 2005
Year in film: 1931
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Emma ~14
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Pigtail occurence: often ?
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Finally another pigtail pulling. As usual at school by a mean boy. Jordan-Claire Green (pictured) as 12 yo tomboy Emma often wearing blue bib overalls.

I didn’t remember this scene, and there must be another pulling scene, I think outside the class. I found it on my backups, searching for better (other) pics for my overalls blog (rating 7 as well). More pics and infos there.

Rating 6-7 for now.

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.

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.

Soleil (1997)

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Drama starring Sophia Loren
Year: 1997
Year in film: 1940, 1945
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Who in pigtails: girls ~10-16
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: There are mainly 3 sisters in pigtails shown. One young girl (Salomé Stévenin as Annie ?) in rather short pigtails (also worn as bun(s) and as a crown at the end), one older teen sister in long and dark pigtails and one older teen in blonde pigtails (also being pulled at one by Sophia Loren). One younger blond girl ~10 yo in Morocco (supporting actress).

Interesting movie and I have seen it completely online and almost bought it, as some boys and scenes are similar to my still missing unknown Italian movie.

Rating 6-7. The plot is a bit weak. There are many similar and better movies. The older girls are less frequently shown.

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Tasio

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Drama
Year: 1984
Year in film: 1960s ?
Country: Spain
Who in pigtails: girl ~16 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: One unknown teen girl in thick and long dark pigtails. And a teen boy pulling at one of them while dancing.

Directed by Montxo Armendáriz (“Secretos del corazón” / Secrets of the Heart). I’m still searching for an Italian assumed coming of age movie (see my sailor suit blog). And I almost bought both of the movies.

This movie is based on Armendáriz‘ childhood (1950s/1960s) but this scene is probably set in his youth so in the mid 1960s.

Rather few good scenes, mainly in the first half. And very few pigtails scenes. I don’t like very thick pigtails. But these are rare especially that long.

So rating 4-5 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
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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!

Highway to Heaven

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Drama series starring Michael Landon
Year: 1984-1989
Year in film: 1942 *
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girl ~11 ?
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, S1-3
Pigtail occurence: very low ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least one girl in s1e13 set on Christmas in 1942 in a version of “A Christmas Carol”. One younger boy pullig her at one of her pigtails. Maybe some other girls (or women) as well in other episodes set in the 1980s ?

Very good and touching 1980s family series. Unfortunately I remember few girls.

Also on my overalls blog rating up to 5 (including girls) and on my bedroom blog rating 6.

Anne of Green Gables (1934)

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Drama
Year: 1934
Year in film: ~1900
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Anne ~15
Who in pigtails 2: other girls ??
Available on DVD: yes, MOD
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: often ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Anne Shirley as Anne Shirley in long, blonde red pigtails. Often wearing a flat straw hat. Looks quite old to me. Also including the famous pulling of pigtails scene.

Another but early version. I haven’t seen the complete movie, but I think I prefer the color movies and also the other actresses.

So rating 3 for now only.

A new CBC series is in  production starring Amybeth McNulty. Interesting.

Anne of Green Gables (2016)

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Family film
Year: 2016
Year in film: ~1910
Country: Canada
Who in pigtails: Anne ~14
Who in pigtails 2: other girls ??
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: often ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: 14 or 15 yo Canadian Ella Ballentine in dark red pigtails. Also the scene at school of a boy pulling at one of her pigtails.

I have checked the complete movie at high speed but I think I won’t like it.

The earlier versions / actresses are better. (The 1934 movie and a 2008 musical also coming soon).

So rating 4-5 for now only. Needs to be rechecked for other girls.

1985 movie/series with an older, red blonde Anne and also other girls, rating 7 at

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