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Barbara Stanwyck as Sugarpuss O’Shea in a publicity still for Ball of Fire (1942)

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foreign flyer for Ball of Fire (1942)

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foreign poster for Ball of Fire (1942)

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Gary Cooper as Professor Bertram Potts in a publicity still for Ball of Fire (1942), his third of three films with Howard Hawks.

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Dana Andrews peeks out from Barbara Stanwyck in a scene from Ball of Fire (1942)

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fake Sugarpuss O’Shea in a theatre flyer for Ball of Fire (1942)

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Master cinematographer Gregg Toland stands next to Tully Marshall on the set of Ball of Fire (1942) with Gary Cooper.  Gregg also worked with Howard Hawks on The Road to Glory and Come and Get It, and would work again on A Song is Born.

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Gary Cooper and Dana Andrews in a scene from Ball of Fire (1942)

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the professors fight back in a scene from Ball of Fire (1942)

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Dana Andrews and Barbara Stawyck in a fake marriage ceremony in a scene from Ball of Fire (1942)

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Allen Jenkins is the unnamed trash collector helping Barbara Stanwyck in a scene from Ball of Fire (1942)

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Dan Duryea as Duke Pastrami in a screencap from Ball of Fire (1942)

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The back of this publicity still reads

SLANG COLLECTOR — When Gary Cooper as Professor Potts in Samuel Goldwyn’s “Ball of Fire” goes hunting for modern slang expressions for an article he is writing he visits the New York subway and listens to the conversation of two typists.  Barbara Stanwyck is co-starred with Cooper as a night club queen.  ‘BALL OF FIRE IS GENERALLY RELEASED ON MAY 18TH. “

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SZ Sakall as Professor Magenbruch is armed and ready to shoot in a screencap from Ball of Fire (1942) with Oscar Homolka and Tully Marshall.

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original lobby card for Ball of Fire (1941)