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648 Ratings

Ball of Fire

Directed by Howard Hawks
United States, 1941
Comedy, Romance


A group of buttoned-up, ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to go out into the real world and hear how people actually talk—and end up helping a beautiful nightclub singer (Barbara Stanwyck) escape from the Mob.

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Ball of Fire Directed by Howard Hawks

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1942 | 4 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

National Film Preservation Board

2016 | Winner: National Film Registry

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