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Friday Five: 1960s Movies

Friday Five


My favourite five films from the 1960s... This was by far the most difficult post because I love so many 1960s movies. All that wholesome technicolor, I dunno, it just makes me nostalgic for a life I've never even lived!

#5. Move Over, Darling (1963)

Who doesn't love a bit of Doris Day?

#4. Carry on Camping (1969)

I've got a huge soft spot for all those convoluted misunderstandings and doublespeak in Britcoms of the 60s and 70s, and Carry on Camping just embodies their whole essence so perfectly.

#3. The Children's Hour (1961)

Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine star as old college classmates who run a private school for girls. When brat of a pupil Mary is punished for lying, she gets her own back by spreading rumours the two are secret lovers. This being 1961 - and the play it was based on 1934 - it ruins their lives, so that even when the truth comes out it's too late for things to be put right...

#2. The Parent Trap (1961)

Why they besmirched its good name with a remake, I'll never know, but nobody does Disney like Hayley Mills. To be fair, I love all of Mills' 60s movies - and Tiger Bay! - but this one holds an extra special place in my heart for memories of watching it with grandparents on rainy afternoons. ♥

#1. The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

As a little kid this was my favouritest favourite film in the whole wide world. I watched it at least once a day for months and months and months. The plot is, as one contemporary reviewer put it, 'featherweight': when the Garrisons' award winning dachshund Danke has pups, vet Pruitt convinces Mark Garrison to take home the runt of his great dane litter - 'Brutus' - and so save its life. Mark just neglects to mention to his wife that the extra puppy isn't one of Danke's...

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