Lions, Towers & Shields #21 January 3, 2021
Ball of Fire

Yum Yum and the Nerd

It’s “Ball of Fire.” Howard Hawks directs; Billy Wilder writes. And Barbara Stanwyck is Sugarpuss O’Shea, who hides out from the cops with a group of dotty professors working on a new encyclopedia. Gary Cooper is in it too, along with S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall, Richard Haydn and many more. It’s a comedy classic. Even so, we manage to drop many many hot takes.

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Show Notes

Old Movies, New Things: discs, books and other physical objects

Sightings: classics on TV, streaming, and (someday) the festival circuit
* This month’s TCM Spotlights: January TCM Star of the Month: Miriam Hopkins, Whodoneit Wednesday, The Studio System

The Movie: review/commentary on a single classic film

Next time, we’ll watch:Detour (1945)

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