Back in the 1960s and 1970s, when I was young, I saw most movies on broadcast television. Movies from the 1940s were still being broadcast regularly back then. I’m sharing a list of those that I can remember seeing at least once.
Yes, I’m repeating some text from my previous post like this. What else can I say?
I perused lists from Ranker and Wikipedia, and this list is all I could come up with. Some other titles were familiar, and I’m sure it’s because I saw other movies with the same or similar titles, or even some remakes.
I watched “The Lost Weekend” after watching “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” (1982) because it included some scenes from that movie. I’ve seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” many times, and I can’t tell you which Christmas holiday season was which. I know I watched it because there was nothing else on that I wanted to watch. If I ever watch it again, I’m only doing so out of nostalgia.
“The Ghost and Mrs Muir” is what the 1968 television series was based on, although the TV series was more comedy than fantasy. I saw “Mighty Joe Young” when I was young, and I also saw the remake of 1998.
The “Sands of Iwo Jima”, about U.S. Marines in World War II, was almost required viewing. I know I watched it more than once, before and during my 20-year stint in the Marine Corps.
Along with all those I mentioned before, I can add all the Disney movies (both live action and animated) and the Abbott and Costello movies. I don’t think I need to repeat sequels and continuing series of movies from the 1930s.
I’m sure I’ll have a long list available for you when I go through the 1950s. That’s when science fiction fantasy stories really took off.