• Ball of Fire (2002)

Ball of Fire

Release Date: May 10th, 2002

DVD Release Date: August 25th, 1998

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

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Company

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

Keywords: Rivalry , House , 1940s , Rescue , Love , Cheeky , Temptation , New York City , Forbidden love


Nominated Sound Recording
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic Picture)
Nominated Writing (Original Story)