The Fireball Poster

Release Date: 1950

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Johnny Casar (Mickey Rooney), a moody and angry young man, lives at a Catholic orphanage run by a kindly priest (Pat O'Brien). After running away one night, Johnny lands a job as a dishwasher. One afternoon he attends a roller derby match and catches the eye of skater Mary Reeves (Beverly Tyler). Under her training, Johnny becomes a world-class skater whose talent is rivaled only by his arrogance. As he womanizes and bullies his way to the top, Johnny's health takes a turn for the worse.

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien, Beverly Tyler, James L. Brown, Ralph Dumke, Milburn Stone, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Flint

Director: Tay Garnett

Genres: Drama

Keywords: House, Brash, Melodramatic, Rise, Love, Transformation, 1950s, Suspenseful, Doctor, Fall, Love interest