Ball of Fire (1942)

Ball of Fire
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 51mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords gangster
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gary Cooper Actor Bertram Potts 1 1000001
Barbara Stanwyck Actor Sugarpuss O'Shea 1 1000002
Oscar Homolka Actor Professor Gurkahoff 1 1000003
Dana Andrews Actor Joe Lilac 1 1000004
Dan Duryea Actor Duke Pastrami 1 1000005
Henry Travers Actor Professor Jerome 1 1000006
S Z Sakall Actor Professor Magenbruch 1 1000007
Tully Marshall Actor Professor Robinson 1 1000008
Leonid Kinskey Actor Professor Quintana 1 1000009
Richard Haydn Actor Professor Oddly 1 1000010
Aubrey Mather Actor Professor Peagram 1 1000011
Allen Jenkins Actor Garbage Man 1 1000012
Gene Krupa and His Band Actor n/a 1 1000013
Howard Hawks Director n/a 2 2000001
Samuel Goldwyn Producer n/a 3 3000001
Charles Brackett Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Billy Wilder Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Billy Wilder From Story ("A to Z") 120870 4000003
Thomas Monroe From Story ("A to Z") 120870 4000004
Gregg Toland Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Daniel Mandell Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alfred Newman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Perry Ferguson Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Thomas T Moulton Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Eight bookish professors, assembling a dictionary of slang, allow a stripper on the run from her gangster boyfriend to take refuge in their dormitory. As she assists them in de-coding the language of the streets, the detached academics learn a thing or two about love and sentimentality--and so does the stripper.