Ball of Fire

Synopsis: Sexy, wisecracking nightclub singer Sugarpuss O'Shea is a hot tomato who needs to be kept on ice: mobster boyfriend Joe Lilac is suspected of murder and Sugarpuss' testimony could put him away. Naive Professor Bertram Potts meets Miss O'Shea while researching an article on slang and in true romantic comedy fashion the two worlds collide. When Miss O'Shea hides out with Potts and his fellow professors, everyone learns something new: the professors how to cha-cha and Potts the meaning of "yum-yum"!
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Howard Hawks
Production: MGM
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
APPROVED
Year:
1941
111 min
99 Views

- Miss Bragg.

- Yes, Professor Oddly.

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I am the one.

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04:36,843 -- 00:04:41,280

I was writing about strawberries

when suddenly I got a horrible craving.

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04:41,347 -- 00:04:43,747

A crime confessed is half atoned.

50

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04:45,385 -- 00:04:47,319

Miss Bragg. Miss Bragg.

51

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04:47,387 -- 00:04:50,652

I had some material here.

What happened to it?

52

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04:50,723 -- 00:04:51,815

What happened?

53

00:
04:51,891 -- 00:04:54,359

I blushed for my duster

when I did your desk.

54

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04:54,427 -- 00:04:57,453

You'll find everything

in the middle drawer, face down.

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04:57,530 -- 00:05:01,830

I'm just starting my article on sex,

Miss Bragg. Any objections?

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05:01,901 -- 00:05:06,031

No, I trust you have more control

of yourself than Professor Oddly.

57

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05:10,043 -- 00:05:12,637

Professor Gurkakoff,

your window shade again.

58

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05:12,712 -- 00:05:14,646

Yes, Miss Bragg.

59

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05:14,714 -- 00:05:17,376

It's a crime

to carelessly expose this good carpet.

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05:17,450 -- 00:05:19,941

You've just committed

a more serious crime, Miss Bragg.

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You have split an infinitive.

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Never "to carelessly expose."

Always "to expose carelessly."

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I'm not here to juggle words.

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It's my job

to conscientiously see that this house...

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05:29,962 -- 00:05:31,896

You've just split another one, Miss Bragg.

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- Professor...

- Oh, oh.

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- Here's whatchamacallit.

- Who?

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05:34,801 -- 00:05:37,702

The lawyer for the Foundation.

And Miss Totten's with him.

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Charles Brackett

Charles William Brackett (November 26, 1892 – March 9, 1969) was an American novelist, screenwriter, and film producer, best known for his long collaboration with Billy Wilder. more…

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