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Ball of Fire (1941)

01/09/1942 (US) ComedyRomance 1h 51m

“I LOVE HIM because he doesn't know how to kiss—THE JERK!”


A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss O’Shea, a nightclub singer, who’s on top of all the slang—and, it just so happens, needs a place to stay.

  1. Howard Hawks


  2. Charles Brackett


  3. Billy Wilder


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gary Cooper

    Gary Cooper

    Professor Bertram Potts

  2. Barbara Stanwyck

    Barbara Stanwyck

    Sugarpuss O’Shea

  3. Oskar Homolka

    Oskar Homolka

    Prof. Gurkakoff

  4. Henry Travers

    Henry Travers

    Prof. Jerome

  5. S.Z. Sakall

    S.Z. Sakall

    Prof. Magenbruch

  6. Tully Marshall

    Tully Marshall

    Prof. Robinson

  7. Leonid Kinskey

    Leonid Kinskey

    Prof. Quintana

  8. Richard Haydn

    Richard Haydn

    Prof. Oddly

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Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire

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Original Language English

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