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Ball of Fire Movie Review Summary

Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

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When an encyclopedia scholar finds his entry on slang is outdated, he goes out into the real world to find out more about modern life. After seeing singer Sugarpuss O'Shea in a nightclub act and meeting her backstage, she is confronted by her mobster boyfriend who needs to hide from the law. Deciding to hide for her safety, she calls on the professor and his seven colleagues and insists on staying with them. Eventually falling for the bumbling intellectual, she reconsiders her relationship with such a criminal.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals (shown sympathetically) on the run Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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