When I was a kid our family did not have a television. That’s right, we didn’t own a television until I was 12 years old. Even after we got a TV we never had cable, we just watched movies and occasionally watched the Sunday night line-up on CBC with the bunny ears (Disney then Road to Avonlea. Oh yeah, and there was Danger Bay – set in Vancouver, so we saw a lot of places that we knew, like the Vancouver Aquarium).
Anyways, because we didn’t have cable and barely had television, we rented a lot of movies. And because my parents were careful about what we watched, we rented a lot of old movies. Our family eventually developed a verbal shorthand that referenced all of our favourite movies. With the demise of video stores, a lot of these old movies are being lost. Happily, you can still find a lot of these on the internet.
So, here is my collection of movies that remind me of my childhood. Give me a shout if any of the links go bad. I hope that you enjoy these as much as I did.