Story 7: Pigtails and ropes


Next to the famous pulling at a pigtail (which ressembling a rope) there are also real ropes like this scene of Circus in The Sugar Creek Gang: The Great Canoe Fish (film #2). Even the same color! Swinging several times forth and back to Dragonfly who plays her brother in the movies. The pigtails of course are also swinging.

I’m watching the 5 DVD over and over again, but mainly watching for the bib overalls scenes (rating 10, sorry, no girls).

There’s also a rope in other movies like The Littlest Hobo, but I have to check for more. In the fairy tale Rapunzel, the hair is even used as a rope (2 life action movies, coming soon).



Main entry, rating 8 at


Swiss Family Robinson (1976)


Adventure series. Chris Wiggins
Year: 1976
Year in film: 1801 ?
Country: Canada
Who in pigtails: Mary ~12 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: medium
Rating:  8/10 *
Rating: ********
Comment: Heather Graham in dark pigtails. Also one on front and one on back. Pic 1 from ep 6, pic 2 in the red dress from ep1.

Very interesting. Not to be confused with the 1975-1976 US series. There’s Helen Hunt in pigtails (coming soon).

Famous plot. I also have to check the other versions. Some are also on my other blogs (bib overalls, Lederhosen).

I don’t know all episodes.

Rating 8 for now.

Amazing Stories (1985)


Mystery series 47 episodes, this s1e16
Year: 1985-1987
Year in film: 1930s, later
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girl ~11
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: One blonde girl, obviously Kelly Hansen as “sister” of young Jonathan, in long pigtails and jeans in s1e16 set in 1930s, 1950s and 1980s, scene probably in the 1930s. Probably some more girls in other episodes. Probably also in s2e10 with farm content. Needs to be rechecked later.

Very interesting. Great series by Steven Spielberg. Some famous actors.

Rating 8 for now.

Also on my bib overalls blog (f/m, rating 5) and my bedroom blog (rating 5).

The Littlest Hobo (1979)


Family series with dog. Remake, 114 ep
Year: 1979-1985
Year in film: 1970s, 80s
Country: Canada
Who in pigtails: girls, teen girls
Who in pigtails 2: women
Available on DVD: yes *
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: At least a girl, teen girl and woman in dark pigtails. I first found the teen girl in very long pigtails and blue shorts in s1e5. Pic 2 showing a young girl in s1e23. Pic 3 showing a woman in s2e6. Probably some more actresses.

I haven’t checked all episodes, yet. But this is a great series. Some episodes showing ranch and Rodeo settings. I also have to check the 1958 movie and the 1963 series. Officially on DVD only seasons 1-2.

Also (soon) on all my other blogs (except sailor suits), rating mostly 8-9.

Rating 8-9 for now. For more infos, see my other blogs.


The Life Before This


Crime film
Year: 1999
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Canada
Who in pigtails: Jessica ~13
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Alison Pill, this time in dark blonde, medium length pigtails and obviously a school uniform, I think a short skirt. Also with open hair. Rated R.

Pic 1 from a short clip. Pic 2 from movie “Baby” (2000), also in similar, even longer pigtails and white or beige bib overalls (soon here and also on my overalls blog, rating 6).

Sorry, I couldn’t find better pics to use. Some watermarked pics are on the web.

Needs to be rechecked, but I assume rather few, but very good scenes.

Rating 8 for now.

Also blonde in The Dinosaur Hunter (rating 5) including baggy bib overalls (overalls blog rating 10).

Mean Creek


Drama starring Rory Culkin
Year: 2004
Year in film: 2000s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Millie ~13
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Pigtail occurence: very low
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Carly Schroeder in short, blonde pigtails. One brief scene at the beginning only. She later wore a ponytail and mainly or only a jeans skirt.

Very pretty girl and very good movie, some very interesting scenes like Truth or Dare on a boat (Schroeder has to French kiss Culkin).

Rating almost 9, but as there is just one brief scene, rating 8 only. How could I miss it? I even own the DVD.

Also on my bedroom blog rating 4 (Culkin and Trevor Morgan).

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!

Monster Mutt


Family film
Year: 2011
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Ashley ~10
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: At least Rhiannon Leigh Wryn in very long and thin pigtails and jeans. Also open hair and buns. Pigtails at the beginning of the movie.

I found it by coincidence during research for my new shiny shorts blog and other dog movies like Soccer Dog and Air Bud. I also found many other movies. There are so much good pigtails movies. Like the many versions of Tom Sawyer.

I like thin, long pigtails.

Quite interesting movie. But I prefer historical and farm settings.

Rating 8.

Update: The Brady Bunch


Now, I’ve found Eve Plumb as Jan with long blonde pigtails in s3e1=pic 2 (and s3e2 ?) She looks younger than 12 yo, maybe filmed earlier? Also showing younger Cindy on the right on pic 2. Maureen McCormick probably don’t had braided pigtails.

The pants of Jan with a belt looks quite tomboyish. Yellow was also commons for a boy in the 1970s. Good western setting and riding on mules.

Rating 7-8 for Jan (Pic 2 looks somehow better than pic 1). Still needs to be checked for other girls and pulling pigtails scenes.

Main entry also showing Cindy and another girl at



The Brady Bunch


Comedy series
Year: 1969-1974
Year in film: 1960s, 70s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Cindy 8-12, girl Jan ~12
Who in pigtails 2: others
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Susan Olsen as Cindy (pic 1, ~11 yo, s4e18 ?) in short, blonde pigtails (until season 5), Eve Plumb (Janet “Jan” ~12 yo ?) obviously rarely in very long blonde pigtails and even better (Sorry, I’ve found it too late, pics on IMDb, Grand Canyon episodes, season 3?), also other girls in long dark pigtails. Probably also teen girls (at least in the movie). Now I’ve read that 13 yo Maureen McCormick also wore pigtails (season 1 only). Not sure if braided?

I used to watch this series in the late 1980s. Very good series (but I prefer the boys). Funny and good plots.

Rating 7 on my bedroom blog, I also have the 1995 movie there and on my overalls blog.

For pigtails rating 8 (for Jan) and around 6 for Cindy.

I have to recheck more episodes of Jan and others. And if there are scenes of pulling at pigtails what is very likely.

Update: 2 pics of Jan: