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Ball of Fire
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Ball of Fire 1941

From Amazon: 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 Brackett and directed by Howard Hawks, the movie presents a breezy case of opposites attracting when nightclub singer "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck) is recruited to teach jazzy slang to a group of culturally isolated professors. Gary Cooper plays Bertram Potts, the straight-laced scholar who's compiling slang for a new encyclopedia, and his equally stodgy colleagues are fascinated when...

Directed By:
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Ball of Fire Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (6/2/2007)

What a deliciously funny fish out of water comedy! Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper team up as an unlikely pair of lovers: she a band singer on the run from the law due to her boyfriend's role in a few murders; he an English professor who employs her in his research on slang.

Stanwyck's aptly named Sugarpuss O'Shea moves...

(complete Ball of Fire review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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