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Ball of Fire 1941 123movies

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“I LOVE HIM because he doesn't know how to kiss—THE JERK!”Dec. 02, 1941111 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sexy, wisecracking nightclub singer Sugarpuss O’Shea is a hot tomato who needs to be kept on ice: mobster boyfriend Joe Lilac is suspected of murder and Sugarpuss’ testimony could put him away. Naive Professor Bertram Potts meets Miss O’Shea while researching an article on slang and in true romantic comedy fashion the two worlds collide. When Miss O’Shea hides out with Potts and his fellow professors, everyone learns something new: the professors how to cha-cha and Potts the meaning of “yum-yum”!
Plot: 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 When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language.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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Very, very funny
When you think of Gary Cooper, what kinds of part do you think of? Strong silent men, men of honor, gunfighters of the old west, people like Sergeant York and the Sheriff in “High Noon”, right? You certainly don’t think funny, and you’d certainly never think he could play a NERD, but he does in this film. Not only is he a convincing complete geek, but he’s funny, AND sexy!

The story is pretty silly (inspired by “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs”, really): A group of dorky professors are writing an encyclopedia, and English Professor Cooper decides he needs more information on Slang. In his quest for current jive talk he meets Barbara Stanwyck, as a too-lively singer/gang moll. She takes advantage of his invitation to discuss verbiage to use his ivory tower as a hideout, and moves in with the professors. She quickly decides to stay, then to have her way with Coop (who wouldn’t), and then falls…

A very funny, sprightly film, fast-paced and full of wonderful performances. Stanwyck is glowingly wonderful, but I still can’t get over Cooper’s wonderful characterization of a supremely attractive total geek. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, see the movie and you’ll realize it’s true.

Review By: otter Rating: Date: 1999-03-01
and featuring Gene Krupa and his orchestra!
Ball of Fire is a real ‘screwball’ comedy, and it being directed by Howard Hawks, who made arguably the best one of all (His Girl Friday), ups the stakes just a bit. Not only that, but it was one of Billy Wilder’s first projects on a screenplay, and his sharp wit comes through in almost every scene that needs it. And more than that, when the movie needs to be romantic, without any frills, it really is. At the center of the craziness that becomes the story (mostly towards the end and early on and a little in the middle) is a story that we know is formulaic- that a woman who is already attached (if not quite yet hitched) to someone else falls into an unlikely situation with another man and the two suddenly become really close, the man first and then the woman- but its the chemistry between a sexy pre-Double Indemnity Barbara Stanwyck with conservative Gary Cooper.

If, ultimately, it doesn’t have the machine-gun energy of His Girl Friday (then again, few movies do), it makes up for it with a fun premise that Hawks and Wilder ride out logically, as far as comedy premises can go. It’s about seven professors and their leader professor, played by Cooper, who for years have been writing an encyclopedia and are coming close to the end… except for a snag – slang words. The old guys and intellectuals haven’t a clue as to what words like “Boogie” and “sugar-puss” mean, until they get a few people off the street to tell them. That, and a nightclub singer (Stanwyck) on the run from the cops after she gets unwittingly (and unfairly) mixed up in a murder plot with her fiancée. So, she shacks up with Cooper and his fellow profs, and it becomes Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with the twist that the girl this time is a lot more wily (and tempting) while the men are… old professor types who know almost everything except the human heart.

But Hawks makes twist on his own premise as he goes along, too. We see the natural progression of the plot, of Cooper quickly falling in love with Stanwyck’s advances (all fake at first just so she can stay at the house), and then little by little she falls for him too, or at least feels so guilty about what she’s doing to see the old geezers as real people instead of obstacles. There are a few key scenes that break the mold of the comedic antics (some of which, like Stanwyck showing the old men how to dance is hilarious and memorable): one is the bachelor dinner between the professors, when the one professor, played by Richard Haydn, talks about his marriage from many years before, and it becomes genuinely tender and sincere, not played for laughs, certainly not when they’re all singing the song Gienevive. The other scene is when Cooper walks into the wrong room (thinking it’s a professor and not his future wife) and asks for advice about what to do, as he loves her and isn’t sure about himself. It’s all shot in dark, with a few specific lighting touches, and it’s about perfect.

The ensemble is entertaining- from the old men with their various (sometimes interchangeable) personalities, to the film-noir knockoffs playing the henchmen of Joe Lilac- and there are many lines and moments that, upon a repeat viewing, should become even quotable. It could be said that it’s slightly dated in some of its approach to tradition vs. the titillating, but it never loses its sense of humor, all the way up to the climax. Oh, and it also happens to feature one of the best nightclub music scenes in the movies, with Gene Krupa and his band doing “Drum Boogie”, first in its usual form (a fantastic drum solo at the end), and then a variation on it with Krupa performing the song in a huddle of people with matchsticks on a matchbox. A small masterpiece of music in the middle of very good romantic comedy.

Review By: Quinoa1984 Rating: 9 Date: 2009-12-20

Other Information:

Original Title Ball of Fire
Release Date 1941-12-02
Release Year 1941

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Approved
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Howard Hawks
Writer Charles Brackett (screen play), Billy Wilder (screen play), Billy Wilder (from an original story by), Thomas Monroe (from an original story by)
Actors Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers
Country USA
Awards Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win.
Production Company Samuel Goldwyn Company
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 3,057.75 m (12 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Ball of Fire 1941 123movies
Ball of Fire 1941 123movies
Original title Ball of Fire
TMDb Rating 7.4 107 votes

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