Ball of Fire

1941TV-G112 min

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.

Genres:Comedy, Romance

Director:Howard Hawks

Cast:Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oscar Homolka

Production Country:United States

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