Ball of Fire
+ intro by Isabel Stevens, Sight & Sound
Boasting big-name collaborators on both sides of the camera, this screwball comedy delights and delivers.
Dir Howard Hawks
With Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers
When nightclub dancer and gangster’s girlfriend Sugarpuss O’Shea (Stanwyck) needs to lie low, a house shared by eight professors researching American slang provides the ideal hideout. Producer Samuel Goldwyn assembled an A-list of collaborators on both sides of the camera for this delightful screwball comedy inspired by the story of Snow White; razor-sharp dialogue and perfect Hawksian comic timing are the result.