Feb 282018

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I can’t name just one. When I was a child, I had two favorite movies that were on once a year. And I couldn’t wait from the time I saw them for them to come back on again.

Wizard Of Oz 


  24 Responses to “My Favorite…Childhood Movie”

  1. You won’t believe it, because I barely can – but my favorite movie from childhood was Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo! There used to be a nightly movie around 6 pm on a local station, and if my father wasn’t home from work, I could watch it while eating on a TV tray. That’s where I saw this movie. I bet I’ve watched it 10 times, and I remember whole sequences and lines! “Hey, honey, how come you’re so cute?” “I had to be to get me such a good-lookin’ fella.” Those may not be word for word, but close enough. Phyllis Thaxter and Van Johnson. Based on the Jimmy Doolittle story. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Seconds_Over_Tokyo

    And I am still afraid of The WIzard of Oz!

  2. I have a special place in my heart for Oz because my kids have done the play many, many times but I think the movie is terrifying!! Those monkeys, the Winkies or whatever they are called. Oh, and even the Munchkins freak me out. Yes, they do.

    My fave movie from childhood is probably Pippi Longstalking!

  3. I used to love The Wizard of Oz, but I think it often was shown on Sunday night and we went to church on Sunday night. No exceptions. Made me sad to miss it or only get to watch a little bit of it. I also loved The Sound of Music.

    • I don’t remember what day it was on in Ohio but don’t think it was Sunday. I’ve never watched TSOM all the way through. Just a few seconds here and there, I need to correct that.

  4. Love the Wizard of Oz!

  5. I’ve never seen The Wizard of Oz from the beginning to the end – it always scared me as a child. I think my favorite movie was Mary Poppins.

  6. Wow, I also loved, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. The Bridge on the River Kwai was another one and my all-time favorite was Swiss Family Robinson. I saw SFR in the movie theater with a friend and after it was over, we decided to stay and watch it a second time. 🙂

  7. I loved The Wizard of Oz as a child, and still do. My friends and I learned how to speak “Munchkin”. 🙂

  8. I always loved these two movies.

  9. Cinderella is an amazingly beautiful movie. I love the silhouette of the magic coach and horses. The songs are good, too. But I have a soft spot for Alice in Wonderland too. I remember going to see it at one of those movie palaces with gold all over the lobby.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  10. I love Cinderella! When I was little we had a recording of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical with Leslie Anne Warren and I watched it constantly. I still know most of the lyrics to most of the songs by heart!

    • They still have Wizard Of Oz on once in awhile but I haven’t seen Cinderella in a long time.

      I loved hearing/reading and can still recite “Twas The Night Before Christmas”.

  11. I liked Cinderella, but Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid captured my attention more. I also liked some of the WB movies that were never real big.

  12. Ow Cinderella.. I love that movie.
    Thanks for signing up and sharing your favorite.

  13. I love The Wizard of Oz. I remember when it would come on once a year and I’d get to stay up to watch it.

  14. Beauty and the Beast.

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