Live stream preview

Watch this video and more on The Criterion Channel

Watch this video and more on The Criterion Channel

Start your free trial

Already subscribed? Sign in

Ball of Fire

1h 51m

Up Next in Classic Hollywood

  • His Girl Friday

    Directed by Howard Hawks • 1940 • United States
    Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

    One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, HIS GIRL FRIDAY stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. Hildy is matched in fo...

  • The More the Merrier

    Directed by George Stevens • 1943 • United States
    Starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn

    Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn find that three’s a crowd in this delightful screwball romp. Set during the 1940s wartime housing shortage, THE MORE THE MERRIER stars Arthur as Washin...

  • Sullivan’s Travels

    Directed by Preston Sturges • 1941 • United States
    Starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake

    Tired of churning out lightweight comedies, Hollywood director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea) decides to make O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?—a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his pr...