Dr. Jack Rhodes will present “Classic Comedies of the 1940s through ’50s” at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in February at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
“Buck Privates” will be screened Feb. 3. Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, the 1941 comedy features the Andrews Sisters singing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”
Showing Feb. 10, “Sitting Pretty” is about a suburban couple – Robert Young and Maureen O’Hara – with three sons who place an ad in the paper for a live-in nanny. Much to their surprise, the nanny they hire turns out to be a man. Clifton Webb was nominated for an Oscar for his 1948 role as Mr. Belvedere, the nanny.
“Singin’ in the Rain” is scheduled for Feb. 17. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Jean Hagen, this 1952 musical comedy offers a humorous depiction of Hollywood’s transition from silent films to “talkies.”
On Feb. 24, the 1959 comedy film series will close with “Some Like It Hot.” Directed by Billy Wilder, “Some Like It Hot” stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. Two musicians witness a mob killing and dress up as women to join an all-girl band so they can flee town.