About the film
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Ball of Fire
Release Date: December 02, 1941
|Slogan||:||«“I LOVE HIM because he doesn't know how to kiss—THE JERK!”»|
|Production Companies||:||Samuel Goldwyn Productions|
|Writers||:||Billy Wilder, Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Thomas Monroe|
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 When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language.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.