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Ball of Fire

2 Ratings: 4.0
Classics and Westerns movie

Offering a screwball twist on the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this delightful comedy has grown dated since its release in 1941, but that only adds to its everlasting charm. Written by the ace screenwriting team of Billy Wilder and Charles … see full wiki

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Genre: Classics, Western
2 reviews about Ball of Fire
review by . April 17, 2011
The professor and the showgirl
Barbara Stanwyck struts her stuff and steals the show in Ball of Fire. Born Ruby Stevens in Brooklyn, she was right at home in the role of sexy New York nightclub performer Sugarpuss O'Shea. Unaware that she's trying to evade her gangster boyfriend (Dana Andrews), a coalition of straight laced academics enlists her aid in compiling an dictionary of slang. Try as he might, Professor Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper at his longest and leanest) cannot resist her charms; considering that this was …
review by . June 12, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
A burlesque performer on the lam becomes the unexpected muse for a strait-laced professor in Billy Wilder's sparkling 1941 comedy, BALL OF FIRE.    When a group of stuffy bachelor professors are compiling a new encyclopedia, they find trouble writing about modern slang. Professor Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) scouts the streets of New York to find willing people to help in their research. A visit to a nightclub reveals Sugarpuss O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck) performing the rousing …
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