• The Fireball (1950)

The Fireball

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