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Gabriel Over the White House - (US, 1933)

Dickie Moore

Gailey, Gailey - (US,1969)

Basically uninteresting movie, but there is one agonizingly brief scene at the beginning of the movie with period children's clothes. A young man, fresh from the farm, is lost in Chicago during the turn of the century. He is out of money and hasn't eaten in some time. He sees a little boy eating an ice cream cone and wants it. The boy is dressed in an fashionable sailor suit. You only see the middy blouse, but he is wearing a little cap with a long black streamer.

Gallant Lady - (US, 1933)

Dickie Moore

(The) Gambler - (US, 1980)

An Old West gambler sets out on a train to save his estranged son. The boy does not wear interesting period clothing and only has a small part.

(The) Gambler, The Adventure Continues -

Gamera Series

Gamera: Save All Planets - (Japan, 1968)

This was a standard Japanese monster film. The English version was an American International release. The monster here was Gamera (a flying turtle like creature) rather than Godzilla. Gamera' brain is hacked by evil aliens and their human allies. As with many Japanese monster film, childtren are involved. We are not sure why this was, perhaps children was the primsary audience they aimed at. Perhaps the polot possibilituies of contrasting wevil with innicent children. Two heroic Boy Scouts are the major protagonists. Several of these films involve an American boy. This seems to be case here, but the boy chosen is an American-looking Japanese boy. We think he is American because of his uniform, a BSA capaign cap and long pants. The two boys free Gamera from the alien spell. Gamera then joins the fight against the evil alien monster and shows him who is the real boss monster.

movie Gamera
Figure 1.-- Gamera is not quite as well known as Godzilla. As with several of these films, children fit in the plot. This one has a boy as part of the cast. His two school friends are also involved.

Gamera - Super Monster - (Japan, 1980)

Another dreadful Japanese monster film. Gamera is not quite as well known as Godzilla. As with several of these films, children fit in the plot. This one has a boy as part of the cast. His two school friends are also involved. The main character and his friends wears the short short pants that were so popular in Japan. This boys wears brown shorts and white socks throughout. I would say he is about 9 years old. It is winter and he often wears a jacket. Two friends are pictured briefly, both in shorts. Later at school, one of the friends and most of the other boys wears longs, the hero and his other friend, however, stay in shorts. The other friend wears knee socks while the hero wears ankle socks. Our hero is pictures extensively throughout the film.

Gamera vs. Gaos - (Japan, 1967)

This is Gamera's third appearance in a Japanese film. Gamera is the ax-headed giant turtle. In this film Gamera no longer spins. In this film he faces Gaos--the shovel-headed bat-monster. The sub plot is the struggle of the farmer's against the road-builders. Following these Japanese films is a bit complicated because of all the different titles used to marlet it, including: Gamera vs. Gyaos , Return of the Giant Monsters (US release), Dai Kaiju Kuchusen: Gamera Tai Gyaos (original Japanese title), Great Monsters' Sky Battle: Gamera vs. Gaos , Gamera Tai Gayos , Gamera Tai Gayosu , Boy Ichi and the Super Mionster , and Gamera Contro il Supermonster (Italian release).

Gamera vs. Guiron - (Japan, 1969)

Giant turtle Gamera battles a monstrous creature and brain-eating aliens when he travels to the far side of the sun to rescue two kidnapped boys, an American and a Japanese about 12 and 11 years old respectively. The American boy appears first peddling a bike. He wears longs. The Japanese boy wore a winter coat, short black shorts, grey knee socks and leather shoes. They are the principal characters and appear throughout the film.

Gamera Vs. Zigra - (Japan, 1971)

The giant fire-breathing turtle is resurrected to battle the alien invaders who destroyed it. Typical Japanese monster film. Two children are involved in this one, a brother and sister. The boy is about 8 or so and wears short shorts.

Figure 2.-- Here we have a real Cold War thriller, in fact a Cold War scifi, thriller. There were several such films, playing off science gone wild--usually as in this film with an atomic twist. While a British film, it had an American release -- although it did not make much of a splash in Anerica. In thos one an evil science dictator creates genius childrem which arevoutfutted in European style short pants uniforms.

(The) Gamma People (England, 1956)

Here we have a real Cold War thriller, in fact a Cold War scifi, thriller. There were several such films, playing off science gone wild--usually as in this film with an atomic twist. While a British film, it had an American release -- although it did not make much of a splash in Anerica. And unlike films like 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' and the 'Blob' does not seem to have been picked up bu Retro Culture. British film makers have for some reason chosen American and Brit newsmen as the main character. It might be thoufgt of as a Red Scareflm genre, but it seeems more like a film makung fun of the Red Scare and not taking the very real Soviet threat seriously. Mike Wilson is an American reporter and Howard Meade, an English photographer. The film begins with them enroute to Salzburg, Austrai. Austria was a rare Cold War success. It was occupied by the Siviers and Wesrern Allies, butagreements was reached to unine it as a neutral country. There thus was iunpresented connctions between East and West. The passenger carriage the newsmen are in accidentally disconnects and they find themselves on an abandoned track-spur leading into a fictional and mysterious country--Gudavia. They are arrested and jailed as spies. An evil scientist named Boronski (Dr. Macklin) controls the kingdom and is experimenting with the effect gamma rays have on humans. Boronski's process creates genius children, which he outfits in European style short oants uniforms. The procedures also creates zombiess. The good doctor makes us of terrifying creatures ao maintain firm control and stay in power. He decides to realease the Western newsmen to avoid publicity about his secret operations.

Gangster's Boy - (US, 1938)

Bradley Metcalfe as Arthur, Jackie Cooper, and Tommy Wonder. A gangster's son encounters social pressure and rejection in school.

(The) Garbage Boys - (Mali, 1986)

Thrown out of school on the first day because his family is to poor to buy him a desk. Kalifa, 8 years old and street wise, collects garbage for money. A bittersweet drama based on a true story set in modern urban Africa.

(Le) Garçon qui ne dormait pas (France)

Made for TV movie.

(The) Garden of Delights - (Spain, 1970)

The film is about traumatic experiences in a crippled man's life. I have seen a still of the boy in church dressed in an immaculate white sailor suit with long pants. I think this precedes a terrorist attack by revolutionaries.

(The) Garden of the Finzi-Contini's - (Italian, 1971)

Beautifully made, but sad movie about the dream world of the Italian Jews before World War II. Boys in the movie wear short pants and knee socks and are always smartly dressed. It's been a while since I've seen it so I don't remember the age of the boys, but I remember it is a very effective movie.

(The) Gate - (US, 1987)

Two kids unwittingly unleash a torrent of demonic forces when they disturb a hole left by the removal of a storm-damaged tree. The boys both wear jeans. I don't particularly like horror films. The main character, Glen (Steven Dorff), however, was engaging. He played is role very effectively as a real, believable boy. He has problems with his older sister. Her friends call him a baby and ask if he needs pampers. His friend Terry (Lewis Tripp) is also an engaging little chap, but has a smaller role.

(The) Geisha Boy - (US, 1958)

Very predictable Jerry Lewis comedy which includes a charming little Japanese boy who appears in short pants, often as part of a suit, except when he wears a Japanese traditional costume.

General Spanky - (US, 1936)

George "Spanky" McFarland stars in title role of this Civil War vehicle for Our Gang antics. This was an effort by Hal Roach to turn his "Our Gang" shorts series into feature films, but was not successful. Included Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer. I saw the end and it looked like a dreadful movie without any interesting costumes.

Generals Without Buttons - (France, 1938)

Based on the novel by Louis Pergaud. Boys in neighboring villages capture each other and strip the captives for their buttons. Remade in 1962 as "The War of the Buttons."

Génial, mes parents divorcent (France, 1991)

Genius - (US, 1999)

Charlie Boyle/Chaz Anthony in the TV movie.

Gentle Giant - (US, 1967)

Feature film which launched the TV series "Gentle Ben." A boy (Clint Howard, Ron's little brother) cares for a gentle orphaned bear cub. The cub grows up, causing problems for its owners parents.

Gentle Julia - (US, 1936)

An aging Jackie Searl, now about 16, has a small part.

Gentle Sinners - (Canada?, 1981)

Feeling repressed by his deeply religious parents, a Canadian teenager runs away from home, encountering first love and other new sensations. Christopher Earle

Gentleman Jim - (US, 1942)

Basically uninteresting Erol Flynn film. There is one scene where a boy in a suit with a large white collar and bow tells his mother at a turn of the century boxing match that the boxers are dressed like his father in his underwear.

(The) Gentleman's Agreement - (US, 1947)

Powerful Gregory Peck piece displaying the evils of racism, in this case anti-semitism. Peck plays a writer who pretends to be Jewish in order to write an article about anti-semitism. Dean Stockwell effectively plays his son who is taunted at school with vicious anti-semitic epithets. Dean only appears briefly in a few scenes, always in long pants.

Figure 2.-- Here we see Troshkin, the main charcter in 'Gentemen of Fortune' with his kindergarten children. The militsiya (police) send him to work undercover to crack the case of Alexabnder the Great's helmet.

Gentlemen of Fortune - (Soviet, 1972)

A Russian reader tells us about a mega-popular Soviet comedy 'Gentlemen of Fortune' (Джентльмены удачи, 1972) about the ordinary director of a kindergarden who gets involved with a criminal gang. the film was produced by Mosfilm. The actors included some of the most popular Soviet actors: Savely Kramarov, Yevgeny Leonov, Georgy Vitsin, and Radner Muratov. The film proved to be the most popular Soviet film of 1972 with 65 million viewers. The movie is about a good natured, but very ordinary kindergarten director. Kindergarten teachers were women, but the directors (principals) were often men. There are lots of scenes from the kindergarten. The children are shown wearing tights hich had recently replaced long stockings in the Soviet Union. The kindergarten director, Troshkin, is a very ordinary individual except that he looks just like a criminal nick named Docent, meaning associate professor--presumably because he was very calculating. Docent has mastermined a plot to steal Alexander the Great's priceless golden helmet unearhed at an archaeological gig. Docent and his gang are arrested by the militsiya (police), but they can't find the helmet. The police decide to separate Diocent and his gang in an effort to crack the case. As Troshkin looks just like Docent, the militsiya send him as an undercover agent to impersonate Docent. The well educated, soft spoken Troshkin must learn to speak and act like a criminal.

Getlemen prefer blonds
Figure 3.-- Marlyn Monore in 'Getlemen prefer blonds' and her friends are after rich men. They begin their hunt on an ocean voyage to France. Maryln learns thst millionaire Henry Spofford III is on the ship. There is a cute little scene where Marlyn arranges to be seated next to him, noting that the passenger list specifies that he has a valet. Unfortunately when she is seated, she finds he is a 7-year old boy played by the child actor with the gruff voice, George "Foghorn" Winslow.

Gentleman Prefer Blonds - (US, 1953)

"Gentlemen prefer blonds is a classic Marlyn Monroe movie. She appeared with Jane Russel. It is a witty comedy and was one of the most popular movies of the year. The film helped to make the two blond bombshells box office magic. In the film, the girls are after rich men and begin their hunt on an ocean voyage to France. Maryln decided to go after millionaire Henry Spofford III. There is a cute little scene where Marlyn arranges to be seated next to a millionaire--Henry Spofford III, noting that the passenger list specifies that he has a valet. Unfortunately when she is seated, she finds he is a 7-year old boy played by the child actir with the gruff voice, George "Foghorn" Winslow. Inexplicably George was costumed in a long pants suit. Rich American boy in the 1950s were often dressed in short pants suits. Geore in the movie tells Marlyn that he is not unaware of her certain "animal magnetism." He later appears to help Marlyn who is jammed into a window.

Geordie - (UK, 1955)

" Geordie " is a wee Scottish boy, who is worried about the prospect of being thin and having no strength because of his lack of muscles. He sees an advert in a newspaper and sends off for a mail-order body building course. On reaching manhood, he has become strong and at 21 he is picked to become a member of the British team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games in the hammer-throwing event. However, he insists upon wearing his kilt at the games. The young Geordie was played by Paul Young, while Ben Travers played his adult counterpart. The film in the United States is known as " Wee Geordie ".

George and Mildred - (UK, 1986)

Amateurish made film, but includes a school boy, Tristan (Nicholas Bond) at the beginning. He wears a school uniform, but I don't think with shorts--despite being only about 10 or so. The movie begins with him being pursued by one of the girls at school. After a few beginning sequences he has no real part.

George Balanchine's the Nutcracker - (US,1993)

Classic ballet.

George Washington Slept Here - (US, 1942)

This movie was based on a hit George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play. The heroine decided to buy a house in the country. Benny has been opportunities for his trade-mark double-takes. He doesn't complain as much about the cost of convrting the wreck of a house his wife played by AnnSheridan purchased. Jack Benny fans will appreciate this film although it is not one of his better performancs. A boy playing nephew Raymond (Douglas Croft) has a small part. I'm not sure who played the part. He looks to b aboy 13 years old and plays a terrible brat. There is an interesting part concerning the costuming. He first appears in a knickers suit. Later in more csual clothes he wears long pants. I'm not sure why he has knickers suit and long pants for more casual outfits.

Germany Year Zero - (Germany, 1947)

Germany Year Zero is a dark and disturbing film, directed with detachment by Rosselini. It is really year zero for the German people, trying to rebuild lives that can never be fully restored. As in The Search (1948), war's devastation, physical and spiritual, becomes an omnipresent and silent character in this film, as well. These films would interest any viewer curious about this time and place. The films couldn't be more different, however. "The Search" ends (the very last scene, indeed) with mother and son reunited; music and a choir that sound nothing short of angelic are added to enhance our great sense of happiness for them. Year Zero ends in a tragedy which only heightens the grimness of this film.

Geromine Jones -

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs - (France or Belgium, 1978)

Off-beat comedy about a teenage boy (supposedly 13) who has an affair with an older woman. The boy is sent to an exclusive boarding school, but the school does not require a uniform. A few boys though are in shorts if you look quickly about the playground. One boy wears short shorts, but just for a flash and he doesn't have an interesting role. Gerard Depardieu

Getting Even with Dad - (US, 1994)

Macauly Culkin appears in his first teenage role. The "Home Alone" vulnerability no longer works as it did before. He is still an engaging little chap. He appears in shorts.

(The) Ghost and Mrs. Muir - (1947)

A widow rents an isolated house where she can write and take care of her children, a boy and a girl. The house is haunted by a sea captain who develops a special relationship with the boy.

(The) Ghosts of Buckly Hall - (US)

I think this is a Disney movie. Buxley Hall is an all boys military school that opens its doors to include girl cadets in order to ease financial constraints. This decision meets of course with mixed reactions from the boys, as well as three ghosts from the Civil War era who keep watch over the venerable academy. It is about the effort of a group of children to save a military school. The commandant seeks to prevent it from going coed. There are many boys involved, but unlike the girls, they wear military-style school uniforms. The boys wore grey uniforms similar to those of the West Point cadets. Rad Daly, Billy Jacoby

Ghost Story - (US, 1981)

A dirty, run away boy dresses in an old-fashioned, long grey slip.

Ghost Train - (US, 19??)

Lucas Haas was the kid on the TV movie "Ghost Train"

Giant - (US, 1956)

Classic American movie about Texas. One very young little boy, about 4 or so wears a gray short pants suit. He also serves as a ring bearer, but you couldn't tell if his off white outfit had shorts.

(A) Gift for Heidi - (?, 1958)

A run of the mill Heidi film. The boy that plays Peter wears knickers throughout.

Gift for Music - (USSR, 1957)

A young war orphan is befriended by a conductor and enters the Moscow Conservatory. Eventually he is chosen to perform solo with the orchestra in place of the conductor's son.

(A) Gift to Last - (Canada, 1976)

If this is what I think it is it is a lovely little made for TV film. It is about a boy who has to wear a dress for a family Christmas pageant. He hates the idea and his sisters tease him. The family does not have much money, so his father gives him a pencil box that he made himself for Christmas. He was disappointed with the gift, but eventually understand the love his father put into it.

Ginger (US, 1935)

Jackie Searl

Girl Crazy - (US, 1943)

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland musical.

Girl Loves Boy
Figure 4.-- It looks like Dorthy (Ccilia Parker) has lost her man in the rather flat romantic commedy, 'Girl Loves Boy'. Two boys are on Dorthy's side. They wear knee pants suits to school and appear in other outfits. We are not sure who they are yet.

Girl Loves Boy - (US, 1937)

A typical 1930s romantic commedy, but not et in the 30s. It is a perood piece set arond the turn-of-the 20 century. It is, however, and not a particularly good example of the genre. Robert Conrad (Eric Linden) is the main character. He is the irresponsible son of upright town leader Charles Conrad (Robert Imhof). Robert who likes to play the field, finally falls for Dorothy McCarthy (Cecilia Parker) and she is head over heels in love. His father, however, is furious about the affair. Dorthy is the daughter of penniless widow Mrs. McCarthy. His father insists that Robert who has no money of his own marry Sally Lace (Bernadene Hayes). That is, however, the end for Dorthy. After the marriage, it surfaces that Sally's divorce from her previous husband was never finalized. Two boys are on Dorthy's side. They wear knee pants suits to chool and appear in other outfits. We are not sure who they are yet.

Give Us Tomorrow - (UK, 1979)

A group of gunmen take a family hostage. A boy is included and appears throughout the film. He is about 12 and wears bangs and long pants.

Give My Regards to Broadway - (US, 1948)

Musical where a father stubbornly refuses to close the family vaudeville act even though the children are growing up and dropping out.

(The) Gladiator - (US, 1938)

Dickie Moore

Glamour Boy - (US, 1941)

I saw a still from the picture. A boy (Darryl Hickman?) is wearing a coat over shorts along with a wide collar and bow.

(The) Glass House - (US, 2001)

James Neubauer

Glittering Prizes-

(La) Gloire de mon père - (France, 1990)

"La Gloire de mon père" ("My Father’s Glory") is about Marcel whose's father is a successful teacher and an arrogant uncle. Every year Marcel’s family take their vacation in the beautiful French countryside of Provence. There they stay at the family cottage and while there, Marcel meets a boy who shows him the wonders of the countryside. It is here that Marcel falls in love with the hills around the area where he is staying.

Gloria - (US, 1980)

A former gun moll protects an orphaned 6-year old Puerto Rican Boy targeted by the mob because of what he knows.

movie Glory
Figure 5.-- The Emancipation Proclamation was followed by the recruitmentb of black soldiers. A reader tells us that here black children are saying and waving good bye to their fathers and brothers in the first black regiment in the Federal Army--the 54th Regiment (Massachusetts). The background looks like trees with Spanish moss which would men after the Regiment was deployed to South Carolina. If so the children would be liberated slave children, but the costuming is off here, they are too well dressed for slave children.

Glory - (US, 1989)

This is an important Civil War film and one of the few made in recent years. It was made with considerable historical accuracy, a rare achievement for Hollywood. The principal cause of the Civil war was slavery, a simple fact that it took American historians some toime to recognize or more likely admit. Slavery was the reason the Sothern states seceeded, although President Elect Lincoln made it clear he was not an abolitionist. And even if he was, southern representatives in the Congress could have blocked both legisltion and any attempt to amend the Constitution. And the Supreme Court had made it clear that it would recognize slave pwner's property rights. Slavery was not, howeve, the reason the North fought. Lincoln realized that Northern attitudes were divided and even more so opinions in the birder states. So he made the issue preservation of the Union. Even as late as the Gettyburg Address (October 1963), the focus was on preservation of the Union. It was not until well into the War that Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. He wauted for an important Union victory--Antitem (September 1862). The Proclamation went into effect a few months later (January 1, 1863). The Proclamation had serveral important conequences. One of those was that the Federal Government began to recruit blacks for combat service. The Federals and Condfederates had been using blacks in labor units, but not as regular soldiers for combat. This came at a critical point in the War. The exileration of the earkly months if the war was gone. As aesult of the horrific casualties, more men were needed and men were jncreasingly difficult to rescruit. Blacks provided a needed boost go the Federal army. They would evenually make up 10 percent of the Federal Army, but were a much smaller part of the popultion. 'Glory' is about the fitst blck regiment--the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The Regiment was commanded by Col. Robert Gould Shaw. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre. The film is based on the personal letters of Colonel Shaw and the historical novels Lay This Laurel by Lincoln Kirstein and One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard.


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