Dr. Jack Rhodes will present four romantic movies at the Waupaca Area Public Library at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday in February.
Admission to the films is free and theater-style refreshments are available.
Due to copyright restrictions on library film screenings, the County Post cannot list the movies’ titles.
• Feb. 6 – The library will host a 1939 film based on a 19th-century British novel by Emily Bronte.
Set “on the barren Yorkshire moors in England, a hundred years ago, (with) a house as bleak and desolate as the wastes around it,” the film begins and ends with ghosts in the snow.
The movie is directed by William Wyler and stars Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff, Merle Oberon as Cathy, David Niven as Edgar and Flora Robson as Ellen.
• Feb. 13 – Derived from an original story by Leo McCarey and Mildred Cram with a screenplay by Delmer Daves, this love affair begins on an ocean liner, is interrupted at the Empire State Building, and ends with the discovery of a hidden wheelchair and a painting.
Cary Grant plays a dilettante who becomes an artist and Deborah Kerr plays a nightclub singer who becomes a music teacher.
• Feb. 20 – The second of three movies based on a novel by Max Brand, this 1939 romantic Western stars James Stewart as a lawman who refuses to strap on a gun and Marlene Dietrich as a dance hall singer mixed up with outlaws, land cheats, double dealers and dirty politicians.
The film is directed by George Marshall and features Dietrich singing her popular “The Boys in the Back Room.”
• Feb. 27 – In this 1953 romantic musical, Leslie Caron portrays an orphaned French girl who finds home at a carnival after making friends with four puppets and the bitter man, played by Mel Ferrer, who operates them.
The film is based on the short story, “The Man Who Hated People,” by Paul Gallico. It is directed by Charles Walters and also features Zsa Zsa Gabor and Jean Pierre Aumont.