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Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire

1941 / 111min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: HOWARD HAWKS

CAST: GARY COOPER, BARBARA STANWYCK, OSKAR HOMOLKA

Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck make up one of the more attractive couples in screen history, as her “Sugarpuss” O’Shea, a gangster’s mistress and nightclub chanteuse driven into hiding, holes up in the ivory tower with his tweedy professor and colleagues to teach them the nuances of modern jive slang for a proposed encyclopedia entry. A screwball Snow White & the Seven Dwarves from screenwriters Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, with easy, breezy charm for days.