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Widmark, Monroe star in next library movie

Published: Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 2:25 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The public is invited to attend the next installment in the Widmark Wednesday film series at the Princeton Public Library, 698 E. Peru St.

Richard Widmark stars in a 1952 Hollywood drama with Marilyn Monroe and Anne Bancroft. An airline pilot (Widmark) stays at the New York hotel where his girlfriend (Bancroft) is a singer. He sees a young woman (Monroe) in a window opposite his, and they get chummy. When the girl she’s baby-sitting enters, the young woman goes crazy and sends the girl to her room. The woman fantasizes that Widmark’s character is her long lost fiance. He comes to realize that she is more than a little wacko.

The film begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s audio-visual room. Admission is free.

Library Director Julie Wayland and her staff initiated the film series to recognize Widmark, a former Bureau County resident, 1932 Princeton High School graduate and Academy Award nominee.

Widmark was a talented and durable actor who appeared in more than 60 movies from 1947 until 1991.

The centennial of Widmark’s birth will be in 2014. His first movie was released 65 years ago. Widmark died in 2008.

For information, call the library at 815-875-1331.

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