History Film / BallOfFire

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.
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.
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