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Library to screen musical

First Thursday Film Series features Doris Day

“Lullaby of Broadway” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.

Dr. Jack Rhodes will introduce the movie. Free popcorn, sodas and theater treats will be served.

The 1951 Technicolor musical stars Doris Day and Gene Nelson and tells the story of a young singer’s efforts to reconnect emotionally with her mother after travelling abroad for many years.

The details of this mother/daughter reunion take place against the amusing background of an effort to produce a major Broadway musical.

The result is, according to Rhodes, a warm story of family loyalty set to the accompaniment of several well-known songs of the Classic Film Era. A few of the titles included are “Somebody Loves Me,” “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone,” “Just One of Those Things,” “A Shanty in Old Shanty Town,” and “Lullaby of Broadway” itself.

Also in the veteran cast are S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall, Gladys George, Billy DeWolfe and Florence Bates. The movie is directed by David Butler from an original screenplay by Earl Baldwin,

“Lullaby of Broadway” is, Rhodes notes, “the kind of old-fashioned picture you seldom see anymore, strictly lightweight and enjoyable entertainment from another era of Hollywood film history.”

No advance reservations are needed. For more information, call the library at 715-258-4414.

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