The Waupaca Area Public Library will resume its series of First Thursday Films beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 3.
Each classic film will be introduced by Dr. Jack Rhodes.
All shows are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Complimentary popcorn, sodas, and theater treats will be provided.
Sept. 3: Directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell and Lloyd Bridges, “High Noon” is the classic Western tale of a town marshal who, on his wedding day, learns that a killer will return on the noon train to wreak vengeance on him for sending the man to prison years earlier. The 1952 movie captured four Academy Awards, including one for Gary Cooper as Best Actor.
Oct. 1: “Murder on the Orient Express” is an Agatha Christie mystery that unfolds during a snowbound interlude aboard the famous passenger train of the title. The 1974 film is directed by Sidney Lumet and stars Albert Finney, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall and Anthony Perkins, Ingrid Bergman earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the role of one of the suspects, and the film is critically acclaimed for its art design and elegant costuming.
Nov.5: Directed by Walter Lang, “With a Song in My Heart” stars Susan Hayward in an Oscar-nominated performance as Jane Froman, the Midwest singer whose rise to fame was dramatically shortened by an airplane crash during World War II. The cast also includes Rory Calhoun, Thelma Ritter and David Wayne. Alfred Newman won an Academy Award for this 1952 film for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. This movie will be shown in honor of all U.S. veterans during the month that features Veterans Day.
Dec. 3: “Three Godfathers” is a 1936 film directed by Richard Boleslawski. It is probably the definitive treatment among the seven film versions of the popular 1913 Western novel by Peter B. Kyne. Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan and Irene Hervey star in this sentimental but effective tale of three outlaws who rob a bank over the Christmas season and flee into the desert, only to make a discovery that will change their lives forever.