Film commemorates Pearl Harbor attack
“Wake Island” will be screened at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
The library’s First Thursday Film Series, featuring commentary by Dr. Jack Rhodes, is free and open to the public. Popcorn and refreshments are available at no cost.
The 1942 Paramount film recounts the fate of the island’s beleaguered American defenders in the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor.
Directed by John Farrow, the virtually all-male cast includes Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, Macdonald Carey and William Bendix, who received an Oscar nomination for his role.
Produced under wartime conditions and released just a few months after the events it depicts, “Wake Island” will be shown in honor of all veterans of U.S. military service. The film has been selected to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941.