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Ball of Fire (1941)

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111 min | Comedy, Romance

A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.
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Writers
Charles Brackett (screen play) | Billy Wilder (screen play) (from an original story by) | Thomas Monroe (from an original story by)
Cinematographer
Gregg Toland (photography)
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Status
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Updated Dec 31, 1941

Release date
Jan 9, 1942 (United States)

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57 cast members
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Gary Cooper
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Barbara Stanwyck
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Oskar Homolka
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Henry Travers
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S.Z. Sakall
Prof. Magenbruch Prof. Magenbruch   See fewer
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Tully Marshall
Prof. Robinson Prof. Robinson   See fewer
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Leonid Kinskey
Prof. Quintana Prof. Quintana   See fewer
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Richard Haydn
Prof. Oddly Prof. Oddly   See fewer
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Aubrey Mather
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Allen Jenkins
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Dana Andrews
Joe Lilac Joe Lilac   See fewer
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Dan Duryea
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Ralph Peters
Asthma Anderson Asthma Anderson   See fewer
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Kathleen Howard
Miss Bragg Miss Bragg   See fewer
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Mary Field
Miss Totten Miss Totten   See fewer
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Charles Lane
Larsen Larsen   See fewer
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Charles Arnt
McNeary McNeary   See fewer
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Elisha Cook Jr.
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Alan Rhein
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Eddie Foster
Pinstripe Pinstripe   See fewer
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Aldrich Bowker
Justice of the Peace Justice of the Peace   See fewer
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Addison Richards
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Kenneth Howell
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Tommy Ryan
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Tim Ryan
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Will Lee
Benny, the Creep Benny, the Creep   See fewer
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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra
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George Barton
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Doria Caron
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Eddy Chandler
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Ken Christy
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Edward Clark
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Chet De Vito
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Roy Eldridge
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Pat Flaherty
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Laura Gile
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Catherine Henderson
College Girl (uncredited) College Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Hoffman
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June Horne
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Gene Krupa
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Merrillee Lannon
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Ethelreda Leopold
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Hal McIntyre
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Lorraine Miller
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Mildred Morris
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Edward Mundy
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Gerald Pierce
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Lynne Roberts
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Francis Sayles
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Helen Seamon
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George Sherwood
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Walter Shumway
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Bert Stevens
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Russell Wade
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Chalky Williams
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7.8 / 10 | 9,832 votes