Ball of Fire (1941)

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A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.


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  • Howard Hawks and Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Gary Cooper and Howard Hawks in Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Gary Cooper and Mildred Morris in Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)

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29 November 2001 | boris-26
Ball of fun.
Basically, this is a gangster version of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Here "Snow White" is a night club singer faultlessly played by Barbara Stanwyck. The "evil witch" is the local police, out to haul her in because of tie-in to a gangster (Dana Andrews) The magic forest of course, is New York. The seven dwarfs are a group of introverted professors led by bookworm Gary Cooper.

The film ahs a wonderful screenplay by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. (Sample dialog COP: How do you find a needle in a haystack? GANGSTER: Simple. Feed the hay to a horse, and X-Ray the horse.) Directed with zip by the great Howard Hawks.

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