The Great Movies: Ball of Fire (1941)

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Watch the movie on Kanopy beforehand, then join us for a lively Friday evening discussion on Zoom. Register for this program to receive the Zoom login information via email.

Professor Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper), working on a modern slang section for a new encyclopedia, meets "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck), a firecracker burlesque performer. When Potts invites her to work on his encyclopedia, he doesn't realize that she's the fiancée of a local mobster (Dana Andrews). Considered by audiences and critics to be one of the best screwball comedies of all time, Ball of Fire sets everything on fire! 

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards

Not rated, 113 min. 

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