Ball of Fire (1941)

Director
Howard Hawks

Main cast
Gary Cooper; Barbara Stanwyck; S.Z. Sakall; Henry Travers; Oskar Homolka

Genres
Comedy, Romance

Description
A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss O'Shea, a nightclub singer, who's on top of all the slang and, it just so happens, needs a place to stay.


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