Ball of Fire

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Ball of Fire

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Ball of Fire

Release Date: December 02, 1941

Year    :   1941
Slogan    :   «“I LOVE HIM because he doesn't know how to kiss—THE JERK!”»
Genres    :   Comedy, Romance
Production Companies    :   Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Director    :   Howard Hawks
Producers    :   Samuel Goldwyn
Writers    :   Billy Wilder, Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Thomas Monroe
RunTime    :   111 mins.

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 When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language.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.




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