Ball of Fire

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

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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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Tully Marshall as the local newspaper’s managing editor in a screencap from Scarface (1932).  Tully was also one of the professors in Howard Hawks’ Ball of Fire (1942)

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Howard Hawks on the set of Ball of Fire (1942) with Richard Haydn, Aubrey Mather, Tully Marshall and Leonid Kinsky

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Tully Marshall as Prof. Robinson in a publicity still for Ball of Fire (1942).  Tully was the newspaper editor in Howard Hawks’ Scarface (1932) and Uncle Lige in Sergeant York (1941).   Tully was born in Nevada City, California, and had 192 acting credits, mostly in the silent era, from 1914 to an uncredited bit in Hitler’s Madman (1943).

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The professors hitch a ride on a garbage truck and capture Joe Lilac in a scene from Ball of Fire (1942).

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Gary Cooper consults a book while three of the other professors attend to Dana Andrews in Ball of Fire (1942).

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Howard Hawks poses for a publicity still for Ball of Fire (1942) with Tully Marshall, Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.  It was his third of four films for independent producer Samuel Goldwyn.

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the professors have an impromptu dance lesson in Ball of Fire (1942).

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Barbara Stanwyck hides out from the feds with the eight professors working on an encyclopedia in Ball of Fire (1942)