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Ball of Fire Quotes

Ball of Fire is a television program that first aired in 1970 . Ball of Fire stopped airing in 1970.

It features Samuel Goldwyn as producer, Alfred Newman (composer) in charge of musical score, and Gregg Toland as head of cinematography.

Ball of Fire is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Ball of Fire is 111 minutes long. Ball of Fire is distributed by RKO Pictures.

The cast includes: Barbara Stanwyck as Sugarpuss O'Shea, Gary Cooper as Professor Bertram Potts, Dana Andrews as Joe Lilac, Henry Travers as Prof. Jerome, Oskar Homolka as Prof. Gurkakoff, Dan Duryea as Duke Pastrami, Mary Field as Miss Totten, Tully Marshall as Prof. Robinson, and Kathleen Howard as Miss Bragg.

Ball of Fire Quotes

Barbara Stanwyck as Sugarpuss O'Shea

  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Yes, I love him. I love those hick shirts he wears with the boiled cuffs and the way he always has his vest buttoned wrong. Looks like a giraffe, and I love him. I love him because he's the kind of a guy that gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. Love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Don't tell me the jive session has beat off without baby."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "You, uh, you don't think we could sort of begin the beguine right now?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "Well, it's, uh, nearly one o'clock, Miss O'Shea."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Oh, foo, professor. And let's get ourselves a couple drinks, light the fire maybe, and you can start working on me right away."
  • (Gary Cooper) "Well, I wouldn't think of imposing on you at this hour."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Listen, I figured on working all night."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "For instance, do you know what this means; "I'll get you on the Ameche"?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "No."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "'Course you don't. An Ameche is the telephone, on account of he invented it."
  • (Gary Cooper) "Oh, no, he didn't."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Like, you know, in the movies."
  • (Gary Cooper) "Well, I see what you mean. Very interesting. Make no mistake, I shall regret the absence of your keen mind; unfortunately, it is inseparable from an extremely disturbing body."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "What's buzzin', cousin?"
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Hey, who decorated this place, the mug who shot Lincoln?"
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Richard ill. Who's Richard ill?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "Richard the Third."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Oh, "Greek philosophy." I got a set like this with a radio inside."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "SLIGHT rosiness? It's as red as The Daily Worker and just as sore."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "You know, I had this happen one night in the middle of my act. I couldn't get a thing off. Was I embarrassed."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Huh. A little sun on my hair and you had to water your neck."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Oh, you know, one time I watched my big brother shave."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Hey, how many of you are on this job?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "Uh, the entire project? Eight."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Oh. The other seven waiting outside?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "Oh, no. They're at home sound asleep, I imagine."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Asleep?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "Yes, they go to bed at nine every night."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "You mean to tell me with crime what it is in New Yor -- Say, are you a bull or aren't you?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "Well, if "bull" is a slang word for professor, then I'm a bull."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "A professor?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "Of English."

Gary Cooper as Professor Bertram Potts

  • (Gary Cooper) "Is that coming from next door?"
  • (Kathleen Howard) "It's coming from this door."
  • (Gary Cooper) "She wouldn't say yes? What -- Why, you very ugly young man, you know, to me, at this moment you look perfectly delightful."
  • (Gary Cooper) "We're working under pressure. After nine years of effort, we are, as the race track enthusiast might say, in the home stretch. Three more years and our encyclopedia will be finished. Let's not bog down in the middle of the letter S."
  • (Gary Cooper) "Before we attempt to get back to work, I'd like to say a few words. You've been very kind and very tactful. If I may say so, over-tactful. The entire ride home in the car you avoided a certain subject to make empty conversation. Now let's have it out. I made an ass of myself and I know it."
  • (Henry Travers) "Oh, well, we all have, Potts."
  • (Gary Cooper) "Yes, but I was the lead donkey."
  • (Gary Cooper) "Sugarpuss, uh, before you go, would you -- would you, eh, yum me just once more?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "That man talked a living language; I embalmed some dead phrases."
  • (Gary Cooper) "I've just finished my article on slang. Twenty-three pages compiled from a dozen reference books, eight hundred examples."
  • (Tully Marshall) "Well?"
  • (Gary Cooper) "Everything from the idiotic combination of "absotively" to the pajorative use of "zigzag." I traced the evolution of "hunky-dory," tracked down "skidoo" from "skedaddle." Eight-hundred examples and I may as well throw it in the wastebasket. Three weeks work --"
  • (Tully Marshall) "You're hysterical."
  • (Gary Cooper) "Outmoded -- based on reference books twenty years old. Take "smooch," take "dish," take, uh --"
  • (Prof. Oddly) ""Hoi toi toi?""
  • (Gary Cooper) ""Hoi toi toi." Not one of them included."
  • (Gary Cooper) "What're you gonna do?"
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "I'm going to show you what yum-yum is. Here's yum."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "Here's the other yum."
  • (Barbara Stanwyck) "And here's yum-yum."

Kathleen Howard as Miss Bragg

  • (Kathleen Howard) "Don't look into the matter. Look into the library."
  • (Kathleen Howard) "If I were the cream for that woman's coffee, I'd curdle."
  • (Kathleen Howard) "That is the kind of woman that makes whole civilizations topple."

Henry Travers as Prof. Jerome

  • (Henry Travers) "You don't mind if we talk, do you?"
  • (Dan Duryea) "Just keep it funny."

Dana Andrews as Joe Lilac

  • (Dana Andrews) "You know, I was kinda counting on Sugarpuss to tell ya the score. Trouble is, she's all right givin' out with the twists and the wisecracks, but when it comes to leveling off she gets chicken."

Dan Duryea as Duke Pastrami

  • (Dan Duryea) "He sends ya' a love message. He says to tell ya' he gets more bang outta' you than any dame he ever knew."

Oskar Homolka as Prof. Gurkakoff

  • (Oskar Homolka) "The subconscious never makes a mistake. She gave you the ring she didn't want; his ring; and she kept the one she wanted; yours."

Mary Field as Miss Totten

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