Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Ball of Fire
I've always liked Barbara Stanwyck, especially since I saw her in Double Indemnity. She's just a personality that stands out from the rest. And in Ball of Fire, she's a force to be reckon with. There's no denying that she's a scene stealer.
Now with Gary Cooper, I'm not as certain with him. After all, I only saw him in High Noon. But I did like him in Ball of Fire. He seems right for the role of an intelligent but hopelessly square professor, but there's something that feels...off.
Man, this was entertaining. I mean, can you really go wrong with a Howard Hawks movie written by Billy Wilder? I don't think you can at all.
My Rating: *****