History Film / BallOfFire

21st May '17 3:48:36 PM Kitchen90
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* FemmeFatale: Sugarpuss is a deconstructed version. She saves her seductive methods for the youngest professor Bertram, but acts as an InnocentFanserviceGirl to everyone else. The only person who isn't convinced is housekeeper Miss Bragg. However, this backfires horribly, because she eventually feels guilty when she tries to ditch them, Bertram eventually falls in love with her, and then she realises her fiance's determination to kill the professors [[TheyKnowTooMuch so they don't go to the police.]]

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* FemmeFatale: Sugarpuss is a deconstructed version. She saves her seductive methods for the youngest professor Bertram, but acts as an InnocentFanserviceGirl to everyone else. The else (the only person who isn't convinced is housekeeper Miss Bragg. Bragg). However, this backfires horribly, because she eventually feels guilty when she tries to ditch them, Bertram eventually falls in love with her, develops feelings for her and proposes, and then she realises her fiance's determination to kill the professors [[TheyKnowTooMuch so they don't go to the police.]]



* GrammarNazi: Bertram, being the grammarian in the encyclopedia group. He particularly likes to harp on the split infinitive rule, that favorite of pedants. Later in the film, his passion for Sugarpuss loosens his grip on grammar.

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* GrammarNazi: Bertram, being the grammarian in the encyclopedia group. He particularly likes to harp on the split infinitive rule, that favorite of pedants. Later in After getting to know Sugar, he doesn't have as much of a problem with it since he is focused on understanding how slang has changed the film, his passion for Sugarpuss loosens his grip on grammar.world.
21st May '17 3:42:40 PM Kitchen90
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* LipstickMark: The professors realise that a romance might blossom between Bertram and Sugarpuss when they notice that Bertram is CoveredInKisses and grinning when he was supposed to be forcing Sugarpuss to move out their mansion.

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* LipstickMark: A non-infidelity example. The professors realise that a romance might blossom between Bertram and Sugarpuss when they notice that Bertram is CoveredInKisses and grinning when he was supposed to be forcing Sugarpuss to move out their mansion.



* SeriouslyScruffy: Bertram, who is focused on the encyclopedia with his other colleagues doesn't have time to worry about how his suit looks. Sugarpuss comments that he always has his waistcoat buttoned wrong and how endearing she finds it.

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* SeriouslyScruffy: Bertram, who is focused on the encyclopedia with his other colleagues doesn't have time to worry about how his suit looks. Sugarpuss comments [[LovingDetails comments]] that he always has his waistcoat buttoned wrong and how endearing she finds it.



* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: Bertram quotes ''Theatre/RichardIII'' when giving Sugarpuss the engagement ring. The monologue he quotes is written on the inside of the ring.
* 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 and accidentally pour his heart out to Sugar about her in the darkness.

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* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: Bertram quotes recites a speech from ''Theatre/RichardIII'' when giving Sugarpuss the engagement ring. The monologue he quotes is written on the inside of the ring.
* 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 Sugar about her Sugarpuss, reciting a LoveDeclaration speech he's planned beforehand. While sitting in the darkness.darkness feeling guilty about planning her escape, Sugarpuss is moved to tears by his words.
20th May '17 1:43:51 AM Kitchen90
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There, she meets the tall, sheltered and conservative English professor Bertram Potts (Cooper), who is determined to understand the ever-changing colloquialisms of the socialites of today in order to put it inside an encyclopedia with his other colleagues' work from all sides of the curriculum. With the help of other members of the public he's rounded up -- including the garbage disposal man that visits the mansion every day -- Potts invites Sugarpuss to work alongside them, remembering one of her nightclub performances that he attended for research.

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There, she meets the tall, sheltered and conservative English professor Bertram Potts (Cooper), who is determined to understand the ever-changing colloquialisms of the socialites of today in order to put it inside an encyclopedia with his other colleagues' work from all sides of the curriculum. With the help of other members of the public he's rounded up -- up, including the garbage disposal man that visits the mansion every day -- day, Potts invites Sugarpuss to work alongside them, remembering one of her nightclub performances that he attended for research.


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* LovingDetails: The famous scene of Sugarpuss telling Lilac all the things she loves about Bertram. It was famous enough to be nominated for the AFIS100Years100MovieQuotes list.
8th Apr '17 6:54:17 AM Kitchen90
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* AllMenArePerverts: Bertram tries the best he can to defy this trope around Sugarpuss. This is probably because he doesn't want to scare her away.
25th Feb '17 3:12:39 PM Mdumas43073
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25th Feb '17 3:12:21 PM Mdumas43073
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23rd Feb '17 8:32:03 AM Kitchen90
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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. There, she meets the tall, sheltered and conservative English professor Bertram Potts (Cooper), who is determined to understand the ever-changing colloquialisms of the socialites of today in order to put it inside an encyclopedia with his other colleagues' work from all sides of the curriculum. With the help of other members of the public he's rounded up -- including the garbage disposal man that visits the mansion every day -- Potts invites Sugarpuss to work alongside them, after listening to one of her nightclub performances.

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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. activities.

There, she meets the tall, sheltered and conservative English professor Bertram Potts (Cooper), who is determined to understand the ever-changing colloquialisms of the socialites of today in order to put it inside an encyclopedia with his other colleagues' work from all sides of the curriculum. With the help of other members of the public he's rounded up -- including the garbage disposal man that visits the mansion every day -- Potts invites Sugarpuss to work alongside them, after listening to remembering one of her nightclub performances.
performances that he attended for research.
18th Feb '17 7:51:57 AM Kitchen90
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* ChickMagnet: Bertram, who is unable to notice that not only Sugarpuss is interested in him, but Miss Totten as well, considering how nervous she acts whenever they talk to each other.

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* ChickMagnet: CluelessChickMagnet: Bertram, who is unable to notice that not only Sugarpuss is interested in him, but Miss Totten as well, considering how nervous she acts whenever they talk to each other.
5th Feb '17 2:05:03 PM Kitchen90
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* WhatHeppenedToTheMouse: 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.

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* WhatHeppenedToTheMouse: 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.
5th Feb '17 2:03:03 PM Kitchen90
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* WhatHeppenedToTheMouse: 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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