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Petticoats and Crinolines in Films


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Please take notice: These films mostly contain lovely visions of bouffant skirts, particularly of the 50's style, and MIGHT show peeks of petticoats. Very few show full petti-views (these will be noted). We are also now adding films which feature classic crinolines and petticoat as well. You might also review the corsetfilm list located here.

Many of the corset-era productions show gowns and petticoats as well!

Any rating comments obviously refer to the quality of the film vis--vis frou-frou

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1956 THE RACK - (Fifties bouffant) ANNE FRANCIS
1996 RADIANT CITY - TVM KIRSTIE ALLEY
1991 A RAGE IN HARLEM (Watch the dance floor!) ROBIN GIVENS
1970 THE  RAILWAY CHILDREN (Children flag down a train by removing and waving their petticoats)   Film clip of the scene JENNY AGUTTER
1957 RAINTREE COUNTY (Beautiful Miss Taylor in 1860's crinolines. Features one lovely scene with her getting dressed with her hoop and petticoats!) Poufies will shake their tails in disbelief, but this Civil War film required more elaborate costumes than "GWTW." One for Ms. Taylor was 'a gown of mousseline, embroidered with morning glories over blue taffeta, with a changeable lavender/green taffeta bodice.' Goodness me!
Review by Pammie         Click here for 4 still-clips.  
ELIZABETH TAYLOR  &
EVA MARIE SAINT
1958 RALLY 'ROUND THE FLAG, BOYS! (Joanne Woodward and others parade with their baby strollers in nice, full frocks. Very fifties.) Review by Pammie TUESDAY WELD
1956 RANSOM! (Peeks of petticoats in the beginning as Miss Reed sits.  In the beginning, she also wears a dressing gown which occasionally opens in front to reveal the petticoat underneath.  Most charming.)
1984 THE RATINGS GAME (French maid pettis!) RHEA PERLMAN
1960 THE RAT RACE (Some 50s bouffant, since it was filmed in The Era)
As a petti-movie, it is a complete disappointment, as it shows only glimpses of '50s bouffant fashion on a few extras. There are two scenes where Miss Reynolds is shown in full slips.  One is in her apartment, while in the other, her sexist boss makes her take off her dress and nylons in payment for a debt.   Review by Matt L.    Full movie on YouTube
DEBBIE REYNOLDS
2001 RAT RACE ("Lucy" type dresses and some pettipeeks)   KATHY NAJIMY
 1956 THE RAW EDGE    Publicity photo YVONNE DeCARLO
 2003 REAL LOVE Mexican ("Amor Real")     VidClip (MANY, MANY ACTRESSES)
1942 REAP THE WILD WIND (1840's dresses with some nice peeks.  ...and there is a spanking scene with all displayed!) --RECOMMENDED! PAULETTE GODDARD
1954 REAR WINDOW (In one of the early scenes, James Stewart awakes to find Grace Kelly [playing a wealthy and demure young socialite] leaning over him, wearing one of the widest and loveliest early 50s skirts you could ever hope to see. They exchange a few pleasantries, and then, feeling tired, she limply poufs down on a settee. Now you don’t actually see much - this is not slipping on the stairs stuff, but Grace Kelly is so swooning lovely [never more so than in this scene], and her voice is so beautiful, that this is a more overwhelming and sigh-provoking scene than most other film actresses can achieve by giving a full petticoat view. Actually, she usually wore nice full skirts in her films.)  
Review by Pammie     14 STILLCLIPS, A VIDCLIP, AND A PROMO PICTURE
GRACE KELLY
1940
REBECCA  (Romantic costume drama with long, full skirts) 
               
   
 Vid-clip
JOAN FONTAINE
1985 REBEL VIXENS (A parody of "The Scavengers" (1971), with plenty of Civil War hoopskirts) [a/k/a "The Grabbers", "Ambush!" and "Renegade Raiders"] MARIA LEASE
1958
THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE (Bouffant 50s gown)
SANDRA DEE
1940
REMEMBER THE NIGHT  (Dressing scene with long petticoat)        Vidclip
BARBARA STANWICK
1961 REPTILICUS (Low-budget but enjoyable Danish-American science fiction thriller about a rampaging prehistoric monster in Copenhagen provides ample displays of pretty Danish girls in bouffant skirts and petticoats.) Review by Rhonda Risque MARLA BEHRENS,
MIMI HEINRICH & BODIL MILLER
1959 THE RESTLESS YEARS                         SANDRA DEE
1988 RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES! KAREN MISTAL
1954
RHAPSODY (50s bouffant)

 

ELIZABETH TAYLOR
1945
RHAPSODY IN BLUE  (Stage pettis and tutus)
JOAN LESLIE
1951 RICH, YOUNG AND  PRETTY -- Early fifties bouffant  Click here for still-clips. JANE POWELL &
DANIELLE DARRIEUX
1996
RIDICULE -- French (Plenty of petticoats in the garden!)    
JUDITH GODRCHE

 1962

RING-A-DING RHYTHM  a/k/a "It's Trad, Dad!"  Stillclip  -- Fifties bouffant HELEN SHAPIRO
1954
RING OF FEAR (Some 50s bouffant, circus wear and little girl fashions) 
MARIAN CARR
1934 ROBERTA    YouTube clip of the "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" dance scene  &
1958 ROCK-A-BYE BABY (Fifties bouffant - in one scene Miss Stevens falls into water a gets wet.  We then see her dress and petticoat draped on a bush to dry out) CONNIE STEVENS
(?) ROCK AND ROLL MOM -- TVM (Three mothers perform on stage, wearing delightful full skirts and crinolines--lovely stuff!) DYAN CANNON
1956 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK - Moving Clip (VARIED)
1990 ROCK HUDSON -- TVM (Early 50s froufrou scattered throughout the beginning--peeks and puffs!) DIANE LADD
1956 ROCK,  PRETTY BABY LUANA PATTEN
1956 ROCK, ROCK, ROCK (Petticoats under dancing skirts, rock 'n roll style!) Probably the best teenage dance scenes EVER to be placed on film. This is the best example of 50's teenage innocents with petticoats which go flying during the great dance numbers!! NOT to be missed. Plenty of low angle shots of the girl's petticoats during the musical numbers.   TUESDAY WELD &
OTHERS
2016 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN -- TVM     Stillclip
1948
ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS (Floor length, full evening gowns...)    
1953
ROMAN HOLIDAY (An interesting effect worth seeing:  In the beginning, we see Ms. Hepburn gorgeously attired in a beautiful princess gown.  She is obviously tired of attending public functions, so we are treated to a surreptitious view of UNDER her floor-length gown to watch her take off her high heels.  The surrounding petticoats are marvelous!)   On-set picture  Another stillclip  ...a third
1959
ROOM AT THE TOP (Minimum 50s bouffant)    
HEATHER SEARS
1937
ROSALIE (Miss Powell sports a delightfully poufy dance costume)         Stream    In makeup back-stage
ELEANOR POWELL
1954 ROSE MARIE -- (Ms. Blyth, wears very full skirts and petticoats, with one scene where she is filmed from below on a landing at the top of a flight of stairs.)  Review by Van Damm  ANN BLYTH
1975 ROYAL FLASH -- (Set in the mid 19th century, Ms. Bolkan appears as the famous adventuress, Lola Montez. In one scene she is shown dancing with Malcolm McDowell wearing black 1860s underwear - hoop skirt and corset.) FLORINDA BOLKAN
1951 ROYAL WEDDING   Still-clips JANE POWELL
1952 RUBY GENTRY -- (Minimal Era bouffant)
1959

RUE DE PARIS -- French  -- a/k/a 'Rue des Prairies'  Stillclip - This could be 'lacey tap pants' but, again, could be a short petti

1994 RUNAWAY DAUGHTERS -- TVM (Remake of the classic 50's teen flick with many wonderful scenes featuring fabulous dresses.)
[Note: the original might also have merit, but we have never seen it.]
JULIE BOWEN

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