Came the Brawn

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Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals)
Year: 1938
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Alfalfa, Butch
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium+
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Another boxing scenes of Alfalfa versus Butch (Calf Switzer and Tommy Bond).

Alfalfa wearing maybe the same long, red shorts like in the colorized version of Glove Taps and underneath long jeans (also on my overalls blog). Butch later pulling down the shorts of Alfalfa.

Butch has different shorts, probably white or similar. Also sitting in those.

I’m currently checking the Our Gang series and even have ordered a DVD (silent films). More infos on my overalls blog.

There are also swimming and shirtless scenes in the later MGM series, but I only found some few pics and no clips, yet. Best swimming scenes probably in “Going to Press” (1942) with at least 5 boys in swim shorts or underwear including Froggy, Fatty and Spanky and I think Leonard and maybe Mickey.

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Glove Taps (Our Gang)

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Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals)
Year: 1937
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Alfalfa, Butch
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Alfalfa shirtless in long, red boxer’s shorts and Butch in green ones. Probably not shiny in the 1930s. But the red ones appear sort of shiny.

Colorized version, originally in b&w. 11 minutes.

More movies also on all my other blogs. Like short sailor suits and overalls.

Great series (but not concerning shiny shorts).

So just rating ~3. Similar scenes in Came the Brawn.

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Islands in the Stream (1977)

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Drama. Story Ernest Hemingway
Year: 1977
Year in film: ~1940s, (late 30s ?)
Country: USA
Who in shorts: David 14, Andrew 11
Who in shorts 2: Tom ~20
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some nice swimming und even underwater scenes of the two or three brothers. Unfortunately few and brief scenes near the beginning only. Sorry, I’m running out of good movies. Please make some suggestions!

14 or 15 yo Michael-James Wixted as David in beige or similar, striped swim shorts, his older film brother (Hart Bochner) in dark blue or green shorts. Not sure about the younger boy, Andrew (Brad Savage, pic below “Salem’s Lot”, “The Apple Dumpling Gang”) who’s sitting in a boat.

Also nice bedroom scenes (other blog, rating 7), will also soon be updated (dorm).

Quite interesting and handsome boys, but for the brief shorts scenes, rating 4-5 only.

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Die rote Zora und ihre Bande

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Adventure mini series, 13 ep
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1930s
Country: YU, D, CH
Who in shorts: Branko ~12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Nedelijko Vukasovic shirtless in black swim shorts. Not shiny, but looks like when wet. Pic from ep 11. Also in other episodes, including sitting like ep 9. 1930s setting.

Very interesting series, but mainly for this boy. Directed by Fritz Umgelter, novel by Kurt Held. Music by Christian Bruhn.

Also soon on my sailor suit blog (rating 5) and my bedroom blog (2 boys shirtless sharing one bed, rating 9).

There’s also a 2008 remake starring Mario Adorf, but that is very poor.

Rating 6.

Fatty Finn

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Comic based Kid’s film
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1930s
Country: AUS
Who in shorts: Snootle ~10
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least Christopher Norton in purple boxing shorts and white tights underneath. Ben Oxenbould shirtless in dark yellow boxing shorts but these are probably not shiny.

Very good movie with some other good scenes like skinny dipping. Good plot and handsome actors.

For now my earliest setting. Probably only boxers wore real shiny shorts before the 1970s.

I like purple, but not this curly boy. And obviously very few shiny shorts scenes.

Rating 5 for the shiny shorts. Movie is much better ~ rating 9. But I don’t remember it completely.

Also on my sailor suit blog (him) rating 5.