Dennis the Menace

28 Mar


B/w TV series and films
Year: 1959-63, 1987, 1993, 1998, 2007
Year in film: 1950s?
Country: USA
Who in bibs: boy Dennis 8-11 ys (~6 ys films)
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Bib occurence: often
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: I searched for a DVD of the film The “Dinosaur Hunter” (see previous entry) and found a subtitle of a Dennis film. This reminds me also to some other Dennis films and the old b/w series starring Jay North (pic 1). I don’t like the films with the very young looking boys, only the classic series (146 episodes in 4 seasons). But the bibs there are not of jeans fabric and have simple suspenders. I saw some episodes for the first in the early 90s. Child star Jay North did a nice job and also starred in some other films. Most famous film is the 1993 starring Mason Gamble as Dennis (pic 2, shirtless) and Walter Matthau as neighbor Mr Wilson who is often the victim of the pranks. Originally the character is from a comic strip and there are also animated films and series. Images below: Dennis the Menace: Dinosaur Hunter (1987, starring Victor DiMattia in shortalls) and Dennis the Menace Strikes Again (1998, starring Justin Cooper in red bibs). No picture from A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007, I saw no bibs in the trailer) There are also similiar films like Problem Child 1-3, also partly with red bibs. I have to check all films of other actors in bibs. For now I rate 3 for series and all films. However funny films and family entertainment.

Update: A Dennis the Manace Christmas (6 yo in beige corduroy bibs, rating 2)





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