Screwball Sundays: BALL OF FIRE
18jun3:00 pm5:00 pmScrewball Sundays: BALL OF FIRE3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Screwball Sundays! Join The Palm Springs Cultural Center for a hilarious journey through the greatest screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden age at the
Welcome to Screwball Sundays!
Join The Palm Springs Cultural Center for a hilarious journey through the greatest screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden age at the Historic Camelot Theatre. Featuring wacky plots, witty dialogue, and zany characters that continue to delight longtime fans and new audiences alike.
We believe that great movies are meant to be shared, so bring your friends and family to experience these comedy classics on the big screen. With a live introduction before each film, our carefully curated selection will have you laughing out loud and leaving your worries behind.
June 18 - BALL OF FIRE (1941)
Hoping to update his chapter on modern slang, encyclopedia writer Professor Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) ventures into a chic nightclub. Inside, he meets the snarky burlesque performer "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck). Fascinated by her command of popular jargon, Potts invites her to stay with him. But, unknown to Potts, she is the fiancée of a mobster (Dana Andrews) and wanted by the police. In the ensuing mayhem, Potts must stay on his toes or be swallowed up by bigger fish.
The lively direction of Howard Hawks, fizzy script by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, and comic chemistry between Stanwyck and Cooper come together to produce one of the most sensational comedies of the forties.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262