I have two of the DVDs.
It was my favorite movie forever....
I went through its various incarnations (shorter versions).
It's so long....my capacity to see it all .... has diminished.
This morning...I listened to the beginning music and stopped it right after Jimmy kicked the bucket.
I felt something different this time.....
It finally hit me.... after about 60 years.....
I saw it the summer of 1964 with my best friend.
It had to be in August....hotter than hell.
So, we went into the theater.... and it was freezing.
The movie started and we never stopped laughing.
I never laughed so much in my life...and never have since then.
It was the last thing I remember doing...as a kid.
That was it.