Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Knickerbocker Theatre, Main Theatre
86 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423-3504
The series will continue on Dec. 2 with “Ball of Fire,” a 1941 comedy-drama film starring Gary Cooper and Stanwyck. A group of professors has lived for some years in a New York City residence, compiling an encyclopedia of human knowledge. The youngest, Professor Bertram Potts (Cooper), is a grammarian who is researching modern American slang. Venturing out to do some independent research, Bertram becomes interested in the slang vocabulary of nightclub performer “Sugarpuss” O’Shea (Stanwyck). She is reluctant to assist him in his research until she needs a place to hide from the police, who want to question her about her mob boss, Joe Lilac. As complications increase for Sugarpuss, the professors become captivated with her as her relationship with Bertram begins to grow.