Narrator 'John Nesbitt' visits his old hometown and reminisces about how much simpler things were there when he was growing up. He also says that he wouldn't want to visit that time again, ...
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Narrator 'John Nesbitt' visits his old hometown and reminisces about how much simpler things were there when he was growing up. He also says that he wouldn't want to visit that time again, because people tend to remember the good things but not the hardships. There is, however, one thing that the old and new versions of his hometown have in common: faith in the future. Written by
David Glagovsky <email@example.com>
Ironically, this tribute to what looks like small town America was written by John Nesbitt, who was actually from Shirley, British Columbia (west of Victoria, on Vancouver Island), as seen on the stone marker at the beginning and end. Many of the intervening scenes are stock footage from MGM movies (including an 1890s scene set in the "Glen City Tonsorial Parlor"). See more »
A nostalgic look at a small American turn in the early 1900s...
Nostalgic but not exactly stimulating is my brief description of this rather quiet little short subject narrated by John Nesbitt, a tribute to his old hometown.
Images of spring, firecrackers on the 4th of July, farmers ploughing the land, a boy fishing and swimming with pals, school days, high school graduation exercises, and young men pursuing more adult pleasures such as the poolroom, dances, summer concerts, etc.
The narration concludes with the statement that "No path leads to yesterday," and the glimpse of small town life is over as the scene shifts to the present day 1948.
Anyone who has grown up on MGM films can spot scenes from "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes" used as stock footage with "Butch" Jenkins as the boy doing the fishing and seen in a couple of other farm images.
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