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Ball of Fire

Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers, S.Z. Sakall, Tully Marshall, Leonid Kinskey, Richard Haydn, Aubrey Mather, Allen Jenkins, Dana Andrews
Sigmund Freud | amphetamine | Benzedrine
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Prof. Peagram: “Cleopatra... killed herself on the 29th day of August, 30 BC, by placing an asp to her bosom.“
Prof. Potts: “And I’m an idiot.”
”Everything from the idiotic combination ‘absotively’ to the pejorative use of ‘zigzag.’”
Professor Quintana: ”Potts, you’re hysterical.” (0:10)

Gangster Joe asks the district attorney, “How’s about a little Benzedrine?”
Joe’s attorney McNeary tells the D.A., ”I’ve got a writ of habeas corpus.” (0:33)

Entertainer Sugarpuss tells Joe’s henchmen Pastrami and Asthma, “I thought you two had amnesia and forgot where you parked me.” (0:46)

Sugarpuss tells Potts, “Oh, maybe I’m just crazy...”
”You’re the one I’m wacky about -- just plain wacky.” (0:53)

By telephone Joe asks Potts, “Hey, are you crazy?” (1:04)

Potts tells Sugarpuss, “You’re very nervous, aren’t you darling?” (1:09)

Prof. Gurkakoff tells Potts, “Not according to Professor Freud.”
Prof. Jerome: ”Freud?”
”The subconscious mind never makes mistakes.”
Potts: “I refuse to be coddled with a lot of psychoanalytical nonsense.”

Sugarpuss tells Joe, “I love him because he’s the kind of guy that gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk.” (1:34)

Pastrami asks Potts, “Are you nuts?”
”Dr. Gurkakoff, my apologies to Professor Freud.” (1:37)

Prof. Oddley faints. (1:45)

Sugarpuss tells the professors, “Listen, you squirrelly cherubs, you eight wise idiots, it wouldn’t work.” (1:49)