Okay, be honest wonderful readers….. when you read the title of this post, before you saw the picture, did you think about a movie? Now that you’ve seen the photo and have read the title, do you know which movie it’s from? Hint: it’s NOT Catfish Key. Duh, me.
I have been searching for this movie my entire adult life and I found it this week!!! I was thrilled!!! And yes, you know it’s been a busy, boring week when your highlight was finding a movie. But that’s the long and short of it – this was HUGE for me.
From the time that VHS became popular and I got my very first VCR, I have periodically gone on quests to find this movie. (Yes, I realize that dates me. If you want to know just how much, click here. You’ll learn more than you ever wanted to know about Video Home Systems and magnetic tape.)
I saw this movie as a teenager, and even as a little girl I loved anything Hayley Mills. Over time, I have been able to find everything else of hers, but not this particular movie. As is clear by now, I thought the title of the movie was Catfish Key. In fact, my title of this post is a line from the movie - one of the best delivered lines of all times, IMHO.To my nephews and nieces that are rolling around on the floor and laughing out loud: You can get up now. Yes, I forgive you. I still love you, but next time you come over, bring the popcorn. You’re watching it with me, you young whippersnappers.
Even with the onslaught of Google, I would look for Hayley Mills’s movies and peruse each list, but I never saw the title, Catfish Key. It also stars James MacArthur (Danno in the original Hawaii Five-O) and John Mills, Hayley’s biological father. So, I could never understand why they didn’t make it into a VHS, er, I mean DVD, er, Blue Ray, what-ever.
Then, this week, we were in a water cooler discussion at work and one of my co-workers said, “Oh, you’re talking about [wait for it].....
The Truth About Spring.”
I stared at her like she had grown 3 heads, a tail, and was flying around on a broom. I finally, and I’m sure intelligently replied, “What?”
Everyone roared. The look on my face must have been amazing. It is so wonderful to step in to the light after wandering around in darkness for 30 +/- years! Guess what my Christmas gift will be to self?
If you want a copy, I’ll save you the trouble of searching for it and give you the link I found for ordering it (here). This is not an endorsement. I know nothing about this website. It’s just me sharing with you my find of the century. Quite literally.
Enjoy! I know I will. :)