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The Fireball (1950)

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84 min | Drama

Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he is a champion, not, as with Mary, out of love for...See moreJohnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he is a champion, not, as with Mary, out of love for him. Then he gets polio. Written by Ed Stephan See less
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Director
Writers
Tay Garnett (original story) | Horace McCoy (original story) (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Lester White (photography)
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Updated Oct 7, 1950

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Oct 7, 1950 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Mickey Rooney
Johnny Casar Johnny Casar   See fewer
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Pat O'Brien
Father O'Hara Father O'Hara   See fewer
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Beverly Tyler
Mary Reeves Mary Reeves   See fewer
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Ralph Dumke
Bruno Crystal Bruno Crystal   See fewer
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Milburn Stone
Jeff Davis Jeff Davis   See fewer
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Bert Begley
Shilling Shilling   See fewer
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Sam Flint
Dr. Barton Dr. Barton   See fewer
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Glen Corbett
Mack Miller (as Glenn Corbett) Mack Miller (as Glenn Corbett)   See fewer
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John Hedloe
Ullman Ullman   See fewer
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James Anderson
Strong Arm Man (uncredited) Strong Arm Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Hill
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lois James
Roller Derby Girl (uncredited) Roller Derby Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Roller Derby Spectator (uncredited) Roller Derby Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mills
Roller Derby Spectator (uncredited) Roller Derby Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 234 votes