The first spring "Afternoon at the Library Movie" will be held March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Marshalltown Public Library. Spring films will be all singing, all dancing.
Movie licensing forbids the use of the film title in a newspaper release; therefore, event organizers invite you to play the guessing game as in previous years.
The first film is an Astaire and Rogers classic. In this 1935 screwball comedy classic, an American dancer, Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire) comes to London to star in a show produced by bumbling Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). While practicing a tap dance routine in his hotel room, he awakens Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) on the floor below. When she storms upstairs to complain, Jerry falls madly in love with her and proceeds to pursue her all over London.
Classic songs by Irving Berlin, superlative choreography by Hermes Pan and Astaire and a wonderful supporting cast including Eric Blore, Helen Broderick and in a bit part, Lucille Ball all add up to make this one of the most outstanding films by Rogers and Astaire.
Local film critic, Tom LaVille will lead a group discussion. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served.