March 31, 2012

Going Through the Era's {Matinee Saturday} - 1960s

 Because my ewes all decided to lamb this week, I unfortunately had to skip most of Ashley's Going Through The Era's 1960s week.   However, I had this post almost completed anyway, so I decided to finish it and share it with you all:)

This week {March 25th-31st} is the 1960s.

Today's theme is...Matinee Saturday!
{do movie reviews of movies from the era. share your favorite Actors/Actresses, fun movie trivia, etc....}

I decided to do basically the same thing as my last week's Matinee Saturday post and list all of my favorite films from the 60s.

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The Magnificent Seven (Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach)
Pollyanna (Hayley Mills)
The Swiss Family Robinson (John Mills, Dorthy McGuire, James MacArthur, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran)

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The Absent-Minded Professor (Fred MacMurray)
The Guns of Navarone (Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn)
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (Disney)
The Parent Trap (Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith)

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In Search of the Castaways (Hayley Mills)
The Longest Day (John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, etc.)
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (James Stewart & Maureen O'Hara)
The Music Man (Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett)

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Charade (Cary Grant & Audrey Hepburn) {Warning: if you're easily scared, you will not like this film}
The Great Escape (Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, Richard Attenborough) {my review}
Son of Flubber (Fred MacMurray)
Summer Magic (Hayley Mills & Dorothy McGuire)

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Father Goose (Cary Grant & Leslie Caron)
Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews)
The Moon-Spinners (Hayley Mills)
My Fair Lady (Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison)
Robin and the 7 Hoods (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Burl Ives {voice})
Send Me No Flowers (Doris Day & Rock Hudson)
The Three Lives of Thomasina (Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Karen Dotrice)

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The Sound of Music (Julie Andrews)
That Darn Cat! (Hayley Mills & Dean Jones)
Von Ryan's Express (Frank Sinatra) {note: I skip some scenes}

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The Rare Breed (James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills)
The Trouble With Angels (Rosalind Russell & Hayley Mills)

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The Happiest Millionaire (Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Lesley Ann Warren)
Monkeys, Go Home! (Dean Jones)
The Reluctant Astronaut (Don Knotts)
Wait Until Dark (Audrey Hepburn) {Warning: if you're easily scared, you will not like this film}

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (Dean Jones)
The Shakiest Gun in the West (Don Knotts)

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Hello, Dolly! (Barbra Streisand & Walter Matthau)


And there you have it!
My favorite films from the 1960s.
Happy Trails, y'all:)


  1. Yay! Finally I can say that I have seen many of the films of the 1960s! My Mom took me to see the Disney greats: 101 Dalmations, Parnet Trap, PollyAnna and My Mom and Dad took me to see My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music. As a child, I had all the songs of My Fair Music memorized!! I think my favorite actress was Audrey Hepburn, but I loved her best in Two for the Road with Albert Finney. Plus another film I went to see on my own for French class in high school was the Umbrellas of Cherbourg. It is in French so it was a challenge but the theme song has stuck with me forever! Both of these last two films were so romantic and compelling for a teen girl who was all starry eyed herself!!

  2. Y'know, a lot of you gals I follow seem to like the same movies; your lists are almost identical! Hee!

    I saw Wait Until Dark when I was eleven--at a Sunday school sleep-over. Yeek. Mom wasn't too happy about that....

    (On a more positive note....)
    Oh my! I didn't realize Rudolph was that old! My brother and I grew up watching that one (on VHS)...Christmas Season or not. :-P Ahh, nostalgia.

    God bless,
    ~"Wild Rose"~

  3. @Winnie - I love the old Disney movies and The Sound of Music is near and dear to my heart because of my Austrian relations.

    @Wild Rose -
    *grin* I guess a lot of us do like the same films:)

    Um, wow. Wait Until Dark is not something you'd expect them to be watching at a Sunday school sleep-over!! It's not a bad film, but definitely not something an 11-year-old should be watching. I enjoyed it very much as an adult, but at age 11...I wouldn't have slept a wink!

    My bro and I LOVE watching Rudolph!! We have it on VHS, too:)
    "We'll outwit the monster with our superior intelligence!" -Yukon Cornelius ;D

    Thanks for the comments, ladies=)


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