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Ball of Fire


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MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: Comedy
Director: Howard Hawks

Hoping to update his chapter on modern slang, encyclopedia writer Professor Bertram Potts ventures into a chic nightclub. Inside, he meets the snarky burlesque performer ''Sugarpuss'' O'Shea . 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 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
  • Prof. Bertram Potts
  • Barbara Stanwyck
  • Katherine 'Sugarpuss' O'Shea
  • Dana Andrews
  • Joe Lilac
  • Oscar Homolka
  • Prof. Gurkakoff (Mathematics)
  • Dan Duryea
  • Duke Pastrami
  • S.Z. Sakall
  • Prof. Magenbruch
  • Richard Haydn
  • Prof. Oddly (Botany)
  • Henry Travers
  • Prof. Jerome (History)
  • Tully Marshall
  • Prof. Robinson (Law)
  • Gene Krupa
  • Orchestra leader
Producers :
Samuel Goldwyn
Writers :
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All Upcoming Times for Ball of Fire

  • Sun 9/4
  • 6:00PM-8:00PM
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