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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: Ball of Fire

Steve Hayes reviews the 1941 film, which your Head Trucker recommends also.
Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck are a laugh riot in Howard Hawk's "Ball Of Fire." Produced by Samuel Goldwyn, with a screenplay by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett and based on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," the two stars get hysterical support from a terrific group of character actors. Playing the dwarfs/professors are comedy veterans Henry Travers, Richard Hadyn, Oskar Homolka, Leonid Kinsky, Tully Marshall, Aubrey Mather and the adorable S.Z."Cuddles" Sakall. Also along for the hijinks are handsome Dana Andrews, Dan Duryea, and Kathleen Howard. This was the second time that Cooper and Stanwyck were paired in the same year. They loved working together and you'll love the results.

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Tim said...

Poor Johnny is looking worse, he needs some TLC Russ, your nearest! ;)

Russ Manley said...

Poor baby, I'd love to fill him up with TLC for sure.

Josh Thomas said...

Loved this picture. Gene Krupa's "Drum Boogie" was sensational.

Russ Manley said...

I agree on both counts, glad you liked it too, man.

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