I have a question of favoritism, rather than favorites, in the old movies you watch. I’d like to know which movie or movies are the ones you watch most often. Old movie buffs, unlike people who just like to watch movies, tend to watch the same films over and over with anal fascination over already well-known details. We always manage to find something new we had not noticed before, or suck the life out of something we already knew was there. There is an eye for detail, and a childlike ability to hear the same favorite story now matter that you already know how it ends. It is a sickness, perhaps.
So, please let me know which films are the ones you’ve seen most often. Not your favorites, because we tend to shift in our moods from time to time and when a Fred Astaire movie will do for us one day, another time it will be only Alice Faye or nothing. Which films have you worn out the DVD or VHS tape, or never missed when you saw it in the TV listings, even if it meant missing work or your daughter’s wedding? Which films, and if you dare, how many times?