First Thursday Film Series screens 1952 classic
Part of the library’s First Thursday Film Series, the 1952 classic film will be introduced by Dr. Jack Rhodes.
The movie, according to Rhodes, is the Hollywood biography of Jane Froman, a famous American singer of the 1930s through ‘50s. She overcame multiple surgeries after a plane crash in Lisbon and returned to her career in time to entertain U.S. troops in Europe near the end of World War II.
Rhodes said that the November entry in this film series is always dedicated to U.S. veterans and that Froman’s story, while itself not a combat picture, qualifies as a salute to veterans because of Froman’s special rapport with the troops.
Susan Hayward earned an Oscar nomination for her leading role in the film, with Jane Froman herself doing the singing honors for Hayward. Also in the cast are Rory Calhoun, David Wayne and Thelma Ritter.
Walter Lang, later to helm the film version of “The King and I,” is the director.
Admission is free, and no reservations are required. Complimentary popcorn, sodas and theater treats will be provided. For more information, call the library at 715-256-1939.