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Ball of Fire

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Hoping to update his chapter on modern slang, encyclopedia writer Professor Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) ventures into a chic nightclub. Inside, he meets the snarky burlesque performer "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck). Fascinated by her command of popular jargon, Potts invites her to stay with him. But, unknown to Potts, she is the fiancée of a mobster (Dana Andrews) and wanted by the police. In the ensuing mayhem, Potts must stay on his toes or be swallowed up by bigger fish.

Cast: Gary Cooper , Barbara Stanwyck , Dana Andrews , Oscar Homolka , Dan Duryea , S.Z. Sakall , Richard Haydn , Henry Travers

Director: Howard Hawks

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Embassy Pictures, Sultan Video, Home Box Office Home Video

Ball of Fire (1941)

Release Date: May 10th, 2002|1 hr. 51 min.

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