Movie Magic

When I was a pre-teen (yes, yes, when the dinosaurs roamed!), I used to make a little spending money by babysitting.

Part of the fun was that once the children were all tucked in and sleeping, I had a TV – ALL TO MYSELF!

That wasn’t ever the case at home, where I had a bunch of siblings, not to mention parents, with whom I had to continually negotiate over which program to watch.

Ah, but when babysitting, I could turn that channel dial at will!

Notice I said, “turn the dial” – as in walk over to the TV (or in my case sit real close on the floor) and manually turn the channel. There was no remote control then. 😉

What I loved most were the movies! I’d devour the TV Guide to consider my choices and read every detail in order to make a final decision. There was usually an old classic on the schedule – especially on weekends. Anyone remember the program called “Saturday Night at the Movies”?

I can still remember so many that fascinated me, including:

A Summer Place
The Rose Tattoo
Come Back Little Sheba
The Good Earth
Bridge to the Sun

They were often based on books or plays, and most were filmed in black and white. It didn’t matter – those stories really didn’t need any frills or special effects!


I‘m wondering if you have any favorite old movies, or movies that made an impression on you. Please, tell us about them! 😀