Ball of Fire

1942    1h 51m    Not Rated
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 When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language.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.
Directed By
Howard Hawks
Samuel Goldwyn Productions, RKO Radio Pictures
Cast of Ball of Fire
  • Gary CooperProfessor Bertram Potts
  • Barbara StanwyckSugarpuss O’Shea
  • Oskar HomolkaProf. Gurkakoff
  • Henry TraversProf. Jerome
  • S.Z. SakallProf. Magenbruch
  • Tully MarshallProf. Robinson
  • Leonid KinskeyProf. Quintana
  • Richard HaydnProf. Oddly
  • Aubrey MatherProf. Peagram
  • Allen JenkinsGarbage Man
  • Dana AndrewsJoe Lilac
  • Dan DuryeaDuke Pastrami
  • Ralph PetersAsthma Anderson
  • Kathleen HowardMiss Bragg
  • Charles LaneLarsen
  • Charles ArntMcNeary
  • Elisha Cook Jr.Waiter
  • Mary FieldMiss Totten
  • Alan Rhein'Horseface'
  • Eddie FosterPinstripe
  • Aldrich BowkerJustice of the Peace
  • Addison RichardsDistrict Attorney
  • Kenneth HowellCollege Boy
  • Tim RyanMotor Policeman
  • Gene KrupaHimself — Orchestra Leader
  • Pat WestBum
  • Tommy RyanNewsboy
  • Will Lee“Benny — the Creep”
  • George BartonGarbage Man (uncredited)
  • Doria CaronGirl in Subway (uncredited)
  • Ken ChristyCop with Ms. Bragg (uncredited)
  • Eddy ChandlerCop on Garbage Truck (uncredited)
  • Edward ClarkMotor Court Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Pat FlahertyDeputy (uncredited)
  • Otto HoffmanStage Doorman (uncredited)
  • Ethelreda LeopoldNursemaid at Park (uncredited)
  • Lorraine MillerGirl in Café (uncredited)
  • Ruth CliffordChorus Girl (uncredited)
  • Yvonne DuvalChorus Girl (uncredited)
  • Joyce MatthewsChorus Girl (uncredited)
  • Patsy MoranChorus Girl (uncredited)
  • Mildred MorrisChorus Girl (uncredited)
  • Edward MundySpieler (uncredited)
  • Gerald PierceDelivery Boy (uncredited)
  • Lynne RobertsVeiled Woman in Gene Krupa’s Audience (uncredited)
  • Francis SaylesTaxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Helen SeamonCollege Girl (uncredited)
  • George SherwoodDeputy (uncredited)
  • Walter ShumwayGarbage Man (uncredited)
  • Bert StevensNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Russell WadeNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Chalky WilliamsCop (uncredited)
  • Martha TiltonSugarpuss O'Shea (singing voice) (uncredited)
  • John AlbanBaseball Game Spectator (uncredited)
  • Tex BrodusPasserby (uncredited)
  • Chet De VitoTollkeeper (uncredited)
  • Roy EldridgeTrumpeter (uncredited)
  • Geraldine FissetteHula Dancer (uncredited)
  • Laura GileDate of Prof. Bertram Potts (uncredited)
  • George GoldenNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Catherine HendersonCollege Girl (uncredited)
  • June HorneNursemaid at Park (uncredited)
  • Merrillee LannonGirl in Subway (uncredited)
  • Jean MacMurrayChorus Girl (uncredited)
  • Hal McIntyreSaxaphonist (uncredited)
  • Mike MorelliPool Hall Patron (uncredited)
  • William H. O'BrienBaseball Game Spectator (uncredited)
  • Jack PerryPool Hall Patron (uncredited)
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