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The Fireball

Co-Stars: Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien

Marilyn's Character: Polly

Director: Tay Garnett

Synopsis: An orphan who makes it as a roller derby star (Rooney) has to learn teamwork the hard way when his success goes to his head.

Marilyn had a very small role as a roller derby groupie in this film. Her sweater-dress makes its first appearance on film - she will wear it again in two other pictures.


A trimly budgeted, fairly picturesque handling of a new sports angle...~New York Times