Law of the Plainsman


Western series, 60 ep, Michael Ansara
Year: 1959-1960
Year in film: 1880s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Tess ~9
Who in pigtails 2: other girls ?
Available on DVD: yes *
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: At least Gina Gillespie in very long, dark pigtails. Also looped pigtails. Pic from s1e20. But she starred in 15 of the 30 episodes.

Also on my Western blog, rating 5.

I don’t know all episodes.

For this rating 6-7.

She also starred in some other Western series like Laramie, Tales of Wells Fargo and The Travels of Jamie McPheeters.


When Calls the Heart (2014)


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.


Susannah of the Mounties


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.

Update 4: The Waltons


Next to the main characters, I also found Sissy Spacek, around 23 yo in pigtails as pregnant Sarah in s2e2 (pic 1) and another teen girl as Indian with a black wig at a stage play (season 2 as well).

I like Sissy Spacek, often playing nice farm movies and sometimes wearing bib overalls.

Main entry, rating 10 (Elizabeth, Mary-Ellen and Erin)


Bibi & Tina voll verhext!


Family film, part 2
Year: 2014
Year in film: ~2014
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Tina ~16 ?
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: I think this must be 15 or 16 yo Lisa-Marie Koroll in long, red pigtails, obviously a wig and a Western hat. Also riding. Maybe some more girls. Lots of supporting actors (in different costumes at the end). Pic 1 from the Outtakes.

Has been aired on Easter. Unfortunatley I almost missed it completetly.

Maybe much better than thought. Usually I don’t like this kind of modern girl movies.

I have to recheck the complete movie (for all my blogs). There’s a woman (and girl) in bib overalls (other blog rating 3 for now), boys in shiny shorts (rating 5, unknown amount, few scenes ?), nice Western clothes (f/m, rating 6) and some kids (probably girls) wearing sailor dresses (manga costumes) and obviously a teen boy/young man in Lederhosen (not yet on my Lederhosen blog).

For this wig, rating 5-6 for now only. On my other blogs titled as “Bibi&Tina: voll verhext”, the previous IMDb title.

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).

Donovan’s Kid


Disney TV movie
Year: 1979
Year in film: ~1900s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girl Jamie ~13
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: VHS
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: At least Katy Kurtzman in blonde, rather thin and long pigtails and Cowboy clothes including hat and also wearing another cap. I think rather few scenes. Also in open hair. 1900s setting. Western or more likely Western-like or ranch setting.

Originally in 2 parts on The Wonderful World of Disney, s25e10+11.

I don’t remember the complete movie and found it some time ago. No entry on my Western blog, yet.

Also starring Mickey Rooney. I think officially only on VHS.

Rating 6-7 for now.

Gunsmoke (1955)


TV Western series, 635 episodes in 20 seasons
Year: 1955-1975
Year in film: 1890s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girls ~10-11 ?
Who in pigtails 2: other girls, women ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: At least 2 girls in yesterday’s episode s20e17 starring Lance Kerwin (pic 2 on bottom) as the film brother of the blonde girl (is this Karen Obediear as Sally ?). There is a continuity error as she is also shown with unbraided hair in the very same scene some seconds earlier and later sitting in the classroom. Behind her a darkhaired girl in very long pigtails.

Very good series and several famous young guest actors. At least the episodes in color (I think seasons 12-20). I don’t know all episodes and have to recheck the series, especially the older b&w episodes. I bet that there are also other girls, üprobably teens and women as well, maybe in braids or buns.

Rating 7-8 for now.

Also on my bib overalls blog rating up to 9 (including this episode with Lance Kerwin in brown overalls) and my Western blog rating up to 9.


Update 2: Little House on the Prairie


Some more, other girls including blonde girls in the 3 post-series movies 1983/1984.

Pic 1 from Little House on the Prairie: A Look Back to Yesterday, Pic 2 from Little House: Bless All the Dear Children, pic 3 from Little House: The Last Farewell.

Like in season 9, Laura is grown-up and I think doesn’t have pigtails anymore.

Laura in looped pigtails coming soon. I have seen the complete series long time ago but there are obviously fewer girls than thought. Most important of course Laura.

Also an update on my overalls blog including Laura wearing overalls at the audition.



Story 3: Cutting off pigtails


Cutting off one or both pigtails is another, often mean thing to do with pigtails. Often done by someone else as a prank or revenge, but also sometimes done by herself or himself for one reason or another. More movies coming soon.

Pic 1 showing an Indian teen boy in “Into the West (2005)” (episode 5) cutting off his pigtails with a knife. I think also other young men in long and rather thin pigtails. Setting in the 1870s.

Pic 2 is from “Problem Child”. A girl cutting off one pigtail from another girl. Scene at 51 minutes.

Another thing is dipping a pigtail in an inkwell at school from a boy behind. Is there any movie about that? Should be in LHOTP but I haven’t found it yet.