The Fireball is a American drama film starring Mickey Rooney and Pat O' Brien, and directed by Tay Garnett. The cast also includes Beverly Tyler and one of the first screen appearances of Marilyn Monroe. The film, released by 20th Century Fox, had its screenplay written by Horace McCoy based on a story by McCoy. Drama · Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he See full summary». 21 May Mickey Rooney is The Fireball in this independently produced sports film. The sport in this case is roller-skating, which was enjoying a resurgence of popularity in thanks to the various "Roller Derby" telecasts. Rooney plays Johnny Cesar, an orphan kid who rises to fame and fortune on the basis of his.
Overview of The Fireball, , directed by Tay Garnett, with Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien, Beverly Tyler, at Turner Classic Movies. 12 Jun Whenever I think of the Roller Derby I usually picture tough Derby Girls and a theatricality similar to WWF wrestling. I've never really thought of it as a true sport or one that men play for that matter, until I saw the Mickey Rooney film, The Fireball. Like the recent Ellen Page film, Whip It (), where Page.