History Film / BallOfFire

19th Jun '16 10:41:41 AM Tarlonniel
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A 1941 ScrewballComedy about eight professors who are trying to compile the world's largest encyclopedia. Realizing his books on slang are out of date, English Professor Bertram Potts (Creator/GaryCooper) leaves the communal library/house where they work to find research material. There he meets burlesque dancer Sugarpuss O'Shea (Creator/BarbaraStanwyck), who needs a place to hide from the cops so she can't testify against her boyfriend: mobster Joe Lilac (Dana Andrews). She stays with Potts and uses his affection of her to her advantage. Naturally, she falls InLoveWithTheMark and HilarityEnsues.

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A 1941 ScrewballComedy about eight professors who are trying to compile the world's largest encyclopedia. Realizing his books on slang are out of date, English Professor Bertram Potts (Creator/GaryCooper) leaves the communal library/house where they work to find research material. There he meets burlesque dancer Sugarpuss O'Shea (Creator/BarbaraStanwyck), who needs a place to hide from the cops so she can't testify against her boyfriend: mobster Joe Lilac (Dana Andrews). She stays with Potts and uses his affection of for her to her advantage. Naturally, she falls InLoveWithTheMark and HilarityEnsues.
27th Jan '16 9:13:27 PM PaulA
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' might qualify, despite premiering [[SettingUpdate 66 years after the film]].
** Also the 1983 Creator/DanAykroyd comedy ''Film/DoctorDetroit'', about a nerdy professor getting involved with prostitutes.
** Actually remade as Film/ASongIsBorn.
8th Jan '16 5:09:33 PM gallium
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A 1941 ScrewballComedy about eight professors who are trying to compile the world's largest encyclopedia. Realizing his books on slang are out of date, English Professor Bertram Potts (Creator/GaryCooper) leaves the communal library/house where they work to find research material. There he meets burlesque dancer Sugarpuss O'Shea (Creator/BarbaraStanwyck), who needs a place to hide from the cops so she can't testify against her boyfriend: mobster Joe Lilac (Dana Andrews). She stays with Potts and uses his affection of her to her advantage. Naturally, she [[InLoveWithTheMark falls in love with the mark]] and HilarityEnsues.

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A 1941 ScrewballComedy about eight professors who are trying to compile the world's largest encyclopedia. Realizing his books on slang are out of date, English Professor Bertram Potts (Creator/GaryCooper) leaves the communal library/house where they work to find research material. There he meets burlesque dancer Sugarpuss O'Shea (Creator/BarbaraStanwyck), who needs a place to hide from the cops so she can't testify against her boyfriend: mobster Joe Lilac (Dana Andrews). She stays with Potts and uses his affection of her to her advantage. Naturally, she [[InLoveWithTheMark falls in love with the mark]] InLoveWithTheMark and HilarityEnsues.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Among the slang terms that Bertram finds puzzlingly modern are "jerk" and "corny".
21st Dec '15 8:30:22 PM Adept
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From a script by prolific Hollywood writer Creator/BillyWilder and directed by Creator/HowardHawks with a score by AlfredNewman. Nominated for three UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, including best actress and best story.

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From a script by prolific Hollywood writer Creator/BillyWilder and directed by Creator/HowardHawks with a score by AlfredNewman.Music/AlfredNewman. Nominated for three UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, including best actress and best story.
21st Dec '15 8:30:22 PM Adept
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5th Dec '15 1:13:59 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1941 ScrewballComedy about eight professors who are trying to compile the world's largest encyclopedia. Realizing his books on slang are out of date, English Professor Bertram Potts (Creator/GaryCooper) leaves the communal library/house where they work to find research material. There he meets burlesque dancer Sugarpuss O'Shea (Creator/BarbaraStanwyck), who needs a place to hide from the cops so she can't testify against her boyfriend: mobster Joe Lilac (Creator/DanaAndrews). She stays with Potts and uses his affection of her to her advantage. Naturally, she [[InLoveWithTheMark falls in love with the mark]] and HilarityEnsues.

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A 1941 ScrewballComedy about eight professors who are trying to compile the world's largest encyclopedia. Realizing his books on slang are out of date, English Professor Bertram Potts (Creator/GaryCooper) leaves the communal library/house where they work to find research material. There he meets burlesque dancer Sugarpuss O'Shea (Creator/BarbaraStanwyck), who needs a place to hide from the cops so she can't testify against her boyfriend: mobster Joe Lilac (Creator/DanaAndrews).(Dana Andrews). She stays with Potts and uses his affection of her to her advantage. Naturally, she [[InLoveWithTheMark falls in love with the mark]] and HilarityEnsues.
5th Dec '15 1:13:39 PM Mdumas43073
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5th Dec '15 1:12:01 PM Mdumas43073
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30th Sep '15 9:27:15 PM AJD
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Well, let's hope her real name isn't "Sugarpuss".
2nd Sep '15 5:21:52 AM Mdumas43073
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Remade as the 1948 {{Musical}} film ''Film/ASongIsBorn''.
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