S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall

S.Z. Sakall is the third man from the right in this production still from the 1941 film 'Ball of Fire.' Barbara Stanwyck is the leggy woman ("Sugarpuss O'Shea"), and Gary Cooper is the tall chap tentatively touching her foot. Cooper, Sakall and the other gents are supposed to be professors of linguistics fascinated by her expert use of slang. Note Henry Travers, aka Clarence the angel from 'It's a Wonderful Life,' at far left.

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