Ball of Fire 1941 G

8.00PM Wed 10 Jun 2020 (1hr 51mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Ball of Fire will screen from an imported 35mm print.

‘Barbara Stanwyck is sassy, saucy Sugarpuss O’Shea, a wisecracking nightclub singer on the run from mob kingpins. Gary Cooper is good egg Professor Bertram Potts, a naive scholar who meets the crooner while researching slang. Two worlds collide as Sugarpuss hides out with Potts and his nerdy crew of lexicographers in Howard Hawks’ wonderfully hilarious romantic comedy, which garnered four Oscar nominations, including Stanwyck for Best Actress and Billy Wilder and Thomas Monroe for Best Original Screenplay.’ American Cinematheque

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 111 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: HOWARD HAWKS / SCRIPT: CHARLES BRACKETT AND BILLY WILDER / BASED ON AN ORIGINAL STORY BY BILLY WILDER AND THOMAS MONROE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GREGG TOLAND / EDITOR: DANIEL MANDELL / PROD CO: THE SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY / PRINT SOURCE: UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE / RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM