Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ball of Fire

Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, this wonderful screwball comedy also features an outstanding supporting cast which includes some of the best character actors in Hollywood at the time. The screenplay was written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett and is based on an original story by Wilder and Thomas Monroe.

When Professor Potts hits the streets to get the angle on some real slang, an unlikely romance takes shape --once Sugarpuss O'Shea gets into the act. The film has a lot of boogie, a good dose of yum-yum, and a little bit of corn!

Also featuring a dynamite performance by Gene Krupa and his orchestra. Miss Stanwyck's costumes were designed by the legendary Edith Head and the photography was by Gregg Toland, one of the most sought after cinematographers in Hollywood.

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