Ball of Fire (2007) As far as I'm concerned, the screwball comedy Ball of Fire holds its own against better-known classics like His Girl Friday and It Happened One…
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Ball of Fire (2007)

GAMS ON THE LAM Falling for a dweeby professor while on the run from gangsters is the curve in the underappreciated screwball comedy Ball of…
GAMS ON THE LAM Falling for a dweeby professor while on the run from gangsters is the curve in the underappreciated screwball comedy Ball of Fire

Details Release Date: May 22, 2007; DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck

As far as I'm concerned, the screwball comedy Ball of Fire holds its own against better-known classics like His Girl Friday and It Happened One Night. Barbara Stanwyck and her (as Gary Cooper puts it) ''extremely disturbing body'' star as Sugarpuss O'Shea, a nightclub singer hiding from gangsters in a townhouse full of fuddy-duddy professors. When Cooper catches her eye, the movie — coscripted by Billy Wilder — morphs from an adorable Snow White farce into a touching paean to falling for a nerd (''[He] looks like a giraffe, and I love him!''). EXTRAS None. But who cares? A

Originally posted May 22, 2007 Published in issue #936 Jun 01, 2007 Order article reprints