The Fireball is a 1950 American drama film starring Mickey Rooney and Pat O'Brien, and directed by Tay Garnett. The cast also includes Beverly Tyler and the eighth screen appearance of Marilyn Monroe.

The film, released by 20th Century Fox, had its screenplay written by Horace McCoy based on a story by McCoy and Garnett.

Johnny Casar (Mickey Rooney) runs away from a home for wayward boys, tired of being teased about being short and a poor athlete. He soon finds a pair of roller skates and is befriended by Bruno Crystal (Ralph Dumke), who allows him to wash dishes at his café, while a priest who runs the home, Father O'Hara (Pat O'Brien), secretly keeps an eye on him.

A traveling roller-skating team takes an interest in Johnny after he shows some aptitude. He clashes with Mack Miller (Glen Corbett), a cocky champion, and falls for Mary Reeves (Beverly Tyler), another top skater. Johnny ends up featured in grudge matches against Miller, where they take turns one-upping one another.

As his fame grows, Johnny becomes every bit as arrogant as Miller and more. Life takes a bad turn when he is diagnosed with polio. A long period of physical therapy follows, until a wheelchair-bound Johnny tries to get his life back on track.

Quelle: Wikipedia(englisch)
weitere Titel:
The Fireballeo nb id ast
Les Rois de la piste
Lo spaccone vagabondo
El bòlid
כדור האשhe
Bóla de lumegl
Herstellungsland:Vereinigte Staaten
IMDB: 320
Verleih:20th Century Studios
Regie:Tay Garnett
Drehbuch:Tay Garnett
Horace McCoy
Schnitt:Frank Sullivan
Musik:Victor Young
Darsteller:Mickey Rooney
Pat O’Brien
Marilyn Monroe
Glen Corbett
James Anderson
James Brown
Milburn Stone
Ralph Dumke
Beverly Tyler
Sam Flint
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