When Calls the Heart (2014)

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TV drama series. Novel by Janette Oke, 4+ seasons
Year: 2014-
Year in film: 1910
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girls ~5-15 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: medium-
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Several girls at school at different age in pigtails. Different actresses in different seasons. Most and best scenes in seasons 2+3. Western(-like) setting in the 1910s or earlier. Nice dresses (mainly in season 1)

Pic 1 from s1e4, pics 2+4 from s2e5 showing a teen girl in long pigtails who touched (the top of) them. One younger girl in pic 4 sitting in pink (white appearing) clothes has long, dark pigtails on the back of her head (“modern style” braided).

Pic 3 showing a very young, blonde girl in s3e6. Behind her another, a bit older girl who is very good.

Not sure about women and braids.

Currently running on German’s Bibel TV. Also on my bib overalls blog (rating 5) and soon on my other blogs.

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Kathy O’

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Drama starring Patty McCormack
Year: 1958
Year in film: 1950s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Kathy ~10
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: often- ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: After The Bad Seed (1956, b&w, rating 9) again Patty McCormack in blonde, long pigtails. This time in color and 2 years later. Also touching her own pigtails.

I have briefly checked it some time ago and maybe The Bad Seed is even better, although or because of being b&w.

Rating 8-9 for now. I think not officially on DVD, just some DVDr.

Innocence (2004)

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Drama. Novel Frank Wedekind
Year: 2004
Year in film: 1960s ?
Country: Belgium, F, UK, JP
Who in pigtails: girls 6-12
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Some, mainly younger and darkhaired girls in pigtails. At least one younger blonde girl. Plaiting scenes near the beginning and touching own pigtails. Also wet hair in a creek. Most pigtails are rather short (and thin) and have ribbons (different colors).

Interesting movie. Rated R. Fantasy/Coming-of-age movie. Not sure about the time setting. Maybe 1960s or 70s?

For pigtails rating ~5-6.

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Löwenzahn

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Family / educational series. Starring Peter Lustig (classics)
Year: 1980-
Year in film: ~1800s
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: girl ~10 ?
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: no / partly
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this young girl in short and thin, a bit protruding pigtails in today’s episode 172 (2002). Brief scenes of a farm family in Northern Germany, I think in around 1800s. Plot is about mires (marshland).

Probably some more females (including women) in other episodes.

Rating 5 for now.

Good series. Several entries on my bib overalls blog (f,m), rating up to 7.

Janka

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Family series, teen girl + horse
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1920s
Country: Poland, Germany
Who in pigtails: Janka 15
Who in pigtails 2: other girls, women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Agnieszka Krukówna as 15 yo Janka (Janna in Germany) in medium long, blonde pigtails (pic from ep 7) but mainly in unbraided pigtails, and also other teen girls and probably girls and women. At school at least one in longer, dark pigtails (ep 4). And at least one with a braid. Many wearing dark blue sailor dresses. Also on my sailor suit blog rating 5, also showing Janka in unbraided pigtails. Pic 3 from ep 12?

Nice 1920s setting and lots of historical clothes (and hairstyles). Filmed in 1987. Many supporting actors, especially in ep 4 and 7, but mainly from a distance.

I also have her in Urwisy z Doliny Mlynów (1985) aka Die Kinder vom Mühlental (rating 6). Obviously much fewer pigtails in Janka. I still have to check the 3rd series.

Quite interesting, but few good scenes. I prefer the 1st series.

So rating 5 only.

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Lecker Schmecker Wollny

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Reality TV. cooking. Large family
Year: 2016-
Year in film: 2017
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Loredana ~12
Who in pigtails 2: Sarah-Jane ~17
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: low *
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: 12 or 13 yo Loredana in long pigtails (pic 1+2) and older sister (3rd youngest daughter) Sarah-Jane in even longer pigtails in yesterday’s episode 5 (s2e1). Sarah-Jane also playing with the tip of the pigtails, tossing one back. Pigtails of both mainly on the front. Seems to be a modern way of plaiting and almost looking like the girls at Cologne carnival. Pigtails are woven and on the rear of the heads instead of the sides.

This is a spin-off and the girls are rarely shown in pigtails, also in the main series “Die Wollnys”, maybe more often and more girls in earlier episodes. They usually have a bun or a shoulder braid. Also the granddaughter toddler “Mucki” at least in unbraided pigtails.

Also on my bib overalls blog rating 5 and my bedroom blog rating 3.

Unusual food and funny series and family. But obviously all or most plots are written for them and so it’s not the real life.

I like long pigtails, but Loredana is shy of often looking unhappy and Sarah-Jane is too chubby.

Rating 6-7 for the pigtails.

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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The Wonder Years (1988)

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Family series, 115 ep. in 6 seasons. Golden Globe
Year: 1988-1993
Year in film: 1968-1973
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Winnie ~12 (s1)
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes *
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least Danica McKellar in dark long pigtails and shorter, dark bib overalls. Pic I think from s1e1. I have to check for later seasons and other girls or women.

Finally on DVD but in a bad image quality.

For pigtails rating 4 for now. (The series is much better). Also on my overalls blog (rating 4) and my bedroom blog, rating 10.

 

Story 2: Tossing pigtails back

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Another great plot is touching the own pigtails or tossing them back.

I’m currently rechecking season 6 of “The Waltons”. Elizabeth’s long red pigtails are great anyway.

I think in s6e12 “The Milestone” (ep 14 in Germany) disc 4 at 1h46, there’s this good scene pictured. While praying at the dining table, Elizabeth’s pigtails are on her front shoulders. After praying she tossed them back.

At 2h16 she’s wearing a dress and playing with her own pigtails, while Mary Ellen did something to the dress. I will make an separate post about touching the own pigtails.