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My Old Town (1948)

 -  Short  -  7 February 1948 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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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 <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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7 February 1948 (USA)  »

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John Nesbitt's Passing Parade: My Old Town  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

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Follows The Story of Dr. Jenner (1939) See more »

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Nice Short
29 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

My Old Town (1948)

*** (out of 4)

Part of John Nesbitt's Passing Parade, this short has the narrator talking about his love for his hometown even though the exact city is never named. After reading the description to this film I was rather worried even though it only ran 10-minutes but it turns out that the movie is actually a lot more entertaining than it should have been. Nesbitt's narration is right on the mark as he talks about nostalgia and he really captures the mood of an adult looking back over his life. We get to see what he remembers as a young kid, like the July 4th parties and then what he remembers as an adult, like dating, his first cigarette and so on. The film does a very good job at what it tries to do and that is look back at something from our past that sticks with us as adults.


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