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Ball of Fire (1941)

Ball of Fire
7.6 Rating
(78 ratings)
7.9 IMDB rating

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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Prof. Bertram Potts
Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

Sugarpuss O'Shea
Oskar Homolka

Oskar Homolka

Prof. Gurkakoff
Henry Travers

Henry Travers

Prof. Jerome
S.Z. Sakall

S.Z. Sakall

Prof. Magenbruch
Tully Marshall

Tully Marshall

Prof. Robinson
Leonid Kinskey

Leonid Kinskey

Prof. Quintana
Richard Haydn

Richard Haydn

Prof. Oddly


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Charles Brackett

Charles Brackett

(screen play) and
Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder

(screen play)


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Description: Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck headline this "scintillating romantic comedy classic" (Los Angeles Times) from master director Howard Hawks and esteemed writers Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder! Nominated for four Oscars®, this fast-paced, lighthearted entertainment about eight stuffy professors and a sexy singer on the l ... (more)
Release date: 2 December 1941
UPC: 026359075025
Comedy (8), Romance (6), 1940s (5), Gangster (2), B&w (2), Professor (2), Singer (2), 1941 (2), Usa (1), Black & White (1), Screwball (1), Bw (1), 40s (1), Talkies (1), (1)
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" February 11th Previous Score - 9/10 New Score - 10/10"


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Gary Cooper - Leading Actor (27 movies items)

"Professor Potts is a grammarian who is doing research for slang vocabulary. Charismatic nightclub performer, Sugarpuss, draws his attention, and he asks her for a help. Sugarpuss agrees to assist him, only because she needs a place to hide from the police... "


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" Plot: A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer avoid police and escape from the Mob. Genre: Comedy | Romance Director: Howard Hawks Stars: Gary Cooper , Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Travers -----} Trailer"


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"#92 Watched July 10th - Library DVD - 1st Viewing "Make no mistake, I shall regret the absence of your keen mind - unfortunately, it is inseparable from an extremely disturbing body." - Bertram Potts Ball of Fire is another movie I might have liked better if it hadn't been on AFI's comedy list because I was expecting it to be funnier than it ended up being, on the other hand if it had not been on the list I probably never would have seen it, as I had not heard of it before now - it is about"


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" Plot: A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer avoid police and escape from the Mob. Genre: Comedy | Romance Director: Howard Hawks Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka"


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" How they got away with scenes in this movie is beyond me, it's racy even by today's standards."


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" Barbara Stanwyck as Katherine 'Sugarpuss' O'Shea in "Ball of Fire" (2nd nomination)"


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"31.12. En halunnut elokuvavuoden päättyvän Jalin ja suklaatehtaan CGI-naamojen aiheuttamaan kuvotukseen, joten viimeinen Geoffrey Jonesin suurenmoisista töistä sekä Hawksin mainio komedia vielä kurkusta alas. Juuri tällainen absurdia ihmiskäyttäytymistä sisältävä ruuvipalloilu viehättää. Ihana Barbara Stanwyck lumoaa pölyisen professorikahdeksikon, ja petollisista yllätykistä huolimatta kaikki loppuu hyvin. Nauroin ja viihdyin koko ajan, ei kai tästä sen enempää."


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"SUGARPUSS O'SHEA: I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk!"


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