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Ball of Fire (1941) (1942)

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Starring (View all)
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


Written by
Charles Brackett Charles Brackett
(screen play) and
Billy Wilder Billy Wilder
(screen play)


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3 years, 10 months ago at Nov 19 23:51
Those enciclopedic old men don't onow 'it' and 'it' is 'it', those volcanic understated force in Hollywood, thanks to Hays code. Billy and Lubitsh, and Hawks directing a Billy & Brackett screenplay here; are the best in 'it'.
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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 lam from the mob is "a pure delight" (The Hollywood Reporter)! Once upon a time, a band of scholars set out to write a new encyclopedia. By their ninth year, the grumpy grammarian of the group, Bertram Potts (Cooper), is up to "S" for slang. In order to brush up on modern lingo, ... (more)
Release date: 9 January 1942
UPC: 026359075025
Tags: Comedy (9), Romance (7), 1940s (4), Screwball (3), Gangster (2), B&w (2), Professor (2), Singer (2), 1941 (2), Black & White (1), Bw (1), 40s (1), Talkies (1), (1)
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