First Thursday film at library
‘Glenn Miller Story’ to screen Nov. 3
The Waupaca Area Public Library will screen “The Glenn Miller Story” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.
This is the third in a series with a theme of “Films That Make Us Happy.” The fall selections are light-hearted movies with a focus on romance, comedy and music.
Dr. Jack Rhodes will no longer introduce the films in person, but the library video-recorded him speaking from his hospital bed about each of the four films he selected for the fall of 2022.
“The Glenn Miller Story” pairs director Anthony Mann and actor James Stewart who worked together on numerous Westerns known for their dark psychological themes.
Also starring June Allyson and Harry Morgan, the 1954 film features cameo appearances by several musicians and singers, including Louis Armstrong, Ray Conniff, Gene Krupa and Francis Langford.
The plot focuses on the ups and downs of Miller’s career as a big band leader. Highlights include such popular Miller tunes as “Moonlight Serenade,” “Little Brown Jug,” “In the Mood” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”