History Film / BallOfFire

3rd Dec '17 1:57:58 PM Kitchen90
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* DearJohnLetter: Sugarpuss attempts to write one in her hotel room for the professors, but can't bring herself to do it because of her guilt.
3rd Dec '17 1:54:45 PM Kitchen90
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* FishOutOfWater:
** Bertram during his time researching slang.
** Sugarpuss, used to the crazy nightlife with her gangster boyfriend, living with the sheltered professors.



* SixIsNine: A poorly secured 9 on the front door of a motel cabin falls over and becomes a 6. This causes Bertram to enter the wrong cabin (thinking it's Professor Oddly's room) and accidentally pour his heart out to Sugarpuss, reciting a LoveDeclaration speech he's planned beforehand. While sitting in the darkness feeling guilty about planning her escape, Sugarpuss is moved to tears by his words.

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* SixIsNine: A poorly secured 9 on the front door of a motel cabin falls over and becomes a 6. This causes Bertram to enter the wrong cabin (thinking it's Professor Oddly's room) and accidentally pour his heart out to Sugarpuss, reciting a LoveDeclaration LoveConfession speech he's planned beforehand. While sitting in the darkness feeling guilty about planning her escape, Sugarpuss is moved to tears by his words.
3rd Dec '17 1:46:47 PM Kitchen90
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* {{Determinator}}: When it looks like the professors might fail to meet the deadline of their work, Bertram gives them all a rousing speech.
-->'''Bertram:''' After nine years of effort, we are, [[HiddenDepths as the racetrack enthusiast might say]], in the home stretch. Three more years and our encyclopedia will be finished. Let's not bog down in the middle of the letter S.


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* HaveAGayOldTime: Pastrami relays a message to Sugarpuss from Lilac that he "gets more bang outta' you than any dame [Lilac] ever knew".
3rd Dec '17 1:37:30 PM Kitchen90
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* BadassBookworm: the professors and Bertram, when it comes time [[TookALevelInBadass to take a step up]].

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* BadassBookworm: the professors and Bertram, when it comes the time [[TookALevelInBadass to take a step up]].



* BookDumb: Sugarpuss. She says that after sleeping over at the professors' mansion, she spent a lot of the evening (and after she woke up the next day) reading from their bookshelves.



* DeadpanSnarker: Lilac, Miss Bragg, and Sugarpuss. Bertram gets moments, but not as often as the aforementioned.



* FelonyMisdemeanor: Bertram is devastated that he was studying outdated slang and throws his work in the bin. The professors try to convince him that he's overreacting.



* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: Bertram recites a speech from ''Theatre/RichardIII'' when giving Sugarpuss the engagement ring. The monologue he quotes is written on the inside of the ring.

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* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: ShoutOutToShakespeare: Bertram recites a speech from ''Theatre/RichardIII'' when giving Sugarpuss the engagement ring. The monologue he quotes is written on the inside of the ring.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After Sugarpuss kisses Bertram, the plot of Bertram's grammar classes aren't seen again in the story. It can be argued that they still happen off-screen.
** Not to mention, the only characters from that slang group that reappear in the story are Sugarpuss and the garbage disposal man. The man from the pub and the paperboy aren't seen again.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After Sugarpuss kisses Bertram, the plot of Bertram's grammar classes aren't seen again in the story. It story, however, it can be argued that they still happen happened off-screen.
** Not to mention, the The only characters from that slang group that reappear in the story are Sugarpuss and the garbage disposal man. The man from the pub and the paperboy aren't seen again.
15th Oct '17 6:11:49 AM Kitchen90
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* {{Moll}}: Sugarpuss.

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* {{Moll}}: Sugarpuss.Sugarpuss is a subversion. She and Lilac actually love each other and there's no implication that Lilac is leading her on.


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* ShotgunWedding: Lilac and Sugarpuss' marriage just as Sugarpuss begins to show doubts towards the relationship [[spoiler:until Bertram and the professors infiltrate]].
15th Oct '17 6:07:09 AM Kitchen90
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* BruiserWithASoftCenter: The most dangerous gangster Joe Lilac, who is engaged to Sugarpuss (to an extent, however, considering that she's no innocent woman, either.)


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* {{Moll}}: Sugarpuss.


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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Bertram's sensitive guy vs. gangster Lilac's manly man.
15th Sep '17 8:04:16 AM Kitchen90
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* BigBallOfViolence: [[spoiler:Bertram's attack on Lilac is implied to be this. Although shown off-screen (albeit below the camera view showing the amazed reactions of Sugarpuss, the neighbours and the rest of the professors), you can see legs spinning about, clothing flying everywhere, and dust kicking up.

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* BigBallOfViolence: [[spoiler:Bertram's attack on Lilac is implied to be this. Although shown off-screen (albeit below the camera view showing the amazed reactions of Sugarpuss, the neighbours and the rest of the professors), you can see legs spinning about, clothing flying everywhere, and dust kicking up.]]
15th Sep '17 8:03:59 AM Kitchen90
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* BigBallOfViolence: [[spoiler:Bertram's attack on Lilac is implied to be this. Although shown off-screen (albeit below the camera view showing the amazed reactions of Sugarpuss, the neighbours and the rest of the professors), you can see legs spinning about, clothing flying everywhere, and dust kicking up.
13th Sep '17 7:33:38 PM Doug86
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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: Sugarpuss' real name is Katherine. We don't find this out until she is facing the priest with Lilac. It also makes one wonder whether Bertram and the professors even know (and/or ever find out) her real name.

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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Sugarpuss' real name is Katherine. We don't find this out until she is facing the priest with Lilac. It also makes one wonder whether Bertram and the professors even know (and/or ever find out) her real name.
24th Aug '17 2:50:42 PM LongTallShorty64
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Loosely based on ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', nightclub performer Katherine "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Stanwyck) decides to hide in a communal library with a group of professors in order to escape being caught by the police, due to her fiance Joe Lilac's (Dana Andrews) mobster activities.

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Loosely based on ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', nightclub performer Katherine "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Stanwyck) decides to hide in a communal library with a group of professors in order to escape being caught by the police, due to her fiance Joe Lilac's (Dana Andrews) (Creator/DanaAndrews) mobster activities.
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