Waupaca library to screen classic western
Randolph Scott in Budd Boetticher film
The Waupaca Area Public Library will present the classic western “Comanche Station” at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, April 6.
Dr. Jack Rhodes will introduce the film and provide some insights into its making and its role in the classic era of Hollywood movies.
The basic story, according to Rhodes, revolves around the efforts of a loner (Randolph Scott) who roams the Southwest in search of his wife, taken prisoner by the Comanches some years ago. During his quest he encounters a different captive, Mrs. Lowe, played by Nancy Gates, and decides to escort her back to her husband in Lordsburg before completing his original mission.
The taut script by Burt Kennedy and the trim direction by Budd Boetticher, said Rhodes, turn this simple story into a classic film which has held the attention of audiences during several decades since original release.
The movie was filmed on location in the Lonesome Pine area of California, near the base of Mount Whitney, and photographed in CinemaScope and color, both of which add to the overall effect, said Rhodes. Others in the cast include Claude Akins, Richard Rust, Skip Homeier and Rand Brooks.
No reservations are needed for this free entry in the library’s continuing First Thursday Film Series. Complimentary popcorn, sodas, and theater treats will be provided.
For more information, call the library at 715-258-4414.