Did you fall in love with love as a kid?

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
May 16, 2016 11:59am CST
It's 1949, I'm 13 years old, and I had just walked out of the RKO Pelham movie theatre in the Bronx--the movie, (one of a double bill---wonder if you 'kids' remember when movies showed 2 pictures, a cartoon, a newsreel, coming attractions, etc?) and I was in love with love! It was a pretty 'racy' movie for its time--Susan Hayward has a child out of wedlock with Dana Andrews who is about to be shipped overseas--oh the melodrama, the romance and the music! I bought the sheet music and spent days learning the lyrics which to this day I remember and get transported back to that day whenever I think of them. Ah, youth--and then in today's paper I read "Nothing annoys a man as to hear a woman promising to love him 'forever' when he merely wanted her to love him for a few weeks." Helen Rowland And I am still a romantic 67 years later! The full movie is available on Youtube For just the song
Es la canción nominada a los Oscar de 1949 por la pelícual Mi loco corazón (My Foolish Heart). Música de Victor Young; Letra de Ned Washington. Intérprete: M...
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@JohnRoberts (67367)
• Los Angeles, California
16 May 16
Yes, this is a grand old movie. They don't make them like that anymore. Susan Hayward was a great actress. The song was by Victor Young who is movie music legend and lyrics by Ned Washington who also wrote When You Wish Upon a Star. First class all the way!!!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
17 May 16
Under the studio systems stars didn't get paid millions of dollars so 'spectacular' movies didn't have to be made--small, intimate love stories and musicals were made for little and made big profits!! I remember so many good 'old' movies and stars!
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@JohnRoberts (67367)
• Los Angeles, California
17 May 16
@GreatMartin Amen to that, brother!
@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
17 May 16
I never fell in love with love as a kid - I was too busy loving my horses.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
17 May 16
in the park yesterday
Well being a city boy we didn't have horses--except these!
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@Corbin5 (123110)
• United States
16 May 16
Being a romantic makes for a very good life! I think being a romantic adds years to one's lifespan too! Hooray for romance! Susan Hayward was a beauty.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
17 May 16
Dana wasn't bad either!!!
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@Corbin5 (123110)
• United States
17 May 16
@GreatMartin So true!
• United States
22 May 16
I certainly remember the double feature and cartoon and previews.... but no newsreel in my day. I loved the movie magazines and pinned up the stars on my bulletin board!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 May 16
It was a difefernt world then!
• United States
22 May 16
@GreatMartin It certainly was, I guess girls today put their favorite stars as their wallpaper on their phone!
18 May 16
I have heard about it but never got the chance to check it out, i think i will this weekend :D
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 May 16
Have a box of tissues near by! LOL
18 May 16
@GreatMartin haha sure will !
@LeaPea2417 (23260)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 May 16
I have watched a lot of old movies but I don't think I have seen this one. I need to look it up.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 May 16
It's free on Youtube and was quite risque for the time!!!
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 May 16
I am sure I saw it, but can't remember it at all. Susan Hayward was a favorite. I recall "I'll cry tomorrow."
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 May 16
A few of my favorites of her were "Back Street", "With A Song In My Heart", "I Want to Live", "Smash Up" and yes "I'll Cry Tomorrow"--and for pure camp "Valley of the Dolls"!
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@JudyEv (142030)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 May 16
I remember when the movies were like that. My husband fell in love with Hayley Mills all those years ago until Siegfried Thornton appeared on our Australian screens many years later.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
17 May 16
I was in love with: Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward--funny but being gay I was never interested in their co-stars!!!
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@marguicha (106333)
• Chile
16 May 16
I did not watch that movie. But thanks to you, it is not too late.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
17 May 16
A lot of good old free movies on youtube
@zarlamain (24866)
• United States
24 May 16
I really enjoy classic romance movies. So good!
@Tampa_girl7 (27590)
• United States
18 May 16
I love old movies. I will check it out.