Ball of Fire

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  • Wednesday, Nov 30

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Ball of Fire

When burlesque dancer Sugarpuss O’Shea (Barbara Stanwyck) goes on the run from the police who are seeking out her gangster boyfriend (Dana Andrews), she finds the perfect hiding spot in a house where eight stuffy professors are compiling an encyclopedia. Under the guise that she’s helping Prof. Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) write an article on slang, she hopes to lay low until the heat dies down. But things start to heat up between Sugarpuss and Prof. Potts in this fast-paced screwball comedy from legendary director Howard Hawks, leading to a madcap adventure.

Presented on 35mm

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers), $13 (senior nonmembers)

"Casting is meticulously perfect to make every character a caricature of itself"
Variety Staff, Variety
"One of the wittiest scripts ever -- an underrated treasure"
Nell Minow, Movie Mom

This film is part of the Senior Afternoon Cinema series.



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