The Naughty Flirt (1931)

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Coquettish socialite Kay Elliott has set her cap for Alan Ward, an associate in her father's law firm. But while pursuing Alan, she must fend off the advances of a greedy fortune-hunter, ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Paul Page ...
Alan Joseph Ward
Linda Gregory
Robert Agnew ...
Wilbur Fairchild
Douglas Gilmore ...
Mr. John Thomas 'Jack' Gregory
Mr. John Raleigh Elliott


Coquettish socialite Kay Elliott has set her cap for Alan Ward, an associate in her father's law firm. But while pursuing Alan, she must fend off the advances of a greedy fortune-hunter, who is aided and abetted by his equally voracious sister. Written by Dan Navarro <>

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11 January 1931 (USA)  »

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Man Crazy  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Completed in mid-1930, reviewed in Photoplay Magazine October 1930 (on the newstands in September), and copyrighted in December 1930, release was delayed until January 1931. See more »


Miss Katherine Constance 'Kay' Elliott: [Kay has finally cornered Alan on the patio at the country club dance] ...Why have you avoided me?
Alan Joseph Ward: ...To tell you the truth, I've been afraid of you.
Miss Katherine Constance 'Kay' Elliott: Afraid of me?
Miss Katherine Constance 'Kay' Elliott: For the love of Mike, why?
Alan Joseph Ward: I know your reputation. You're supposed to be fatal. They tell me one time that you became engaged to a man after only having known him for thirty minutes.
Miss Katherine Constance 'Kay' Elliott: How silly! What time is it now?
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Untitled Song
Composer unknown (probably Sam H. Stept)
Played during the opening credits and often as background music
Played as dance music at the country club and sung ("I often wonder if you cared ...") by an unidentified trio
Hummed by Paul Page
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Alice White as a Kewpie Doll
15 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Minor but amusing comedy starring that little kewpie doll, Alice White.

For a few years in the late 20s and early 30s White was a big name and starred in a series of comedies and musicals.

In THE NAUGHTY FLIRT she plays a spoiled rich girl who travels in a fast set of country club kids. She runs across a staid lawyer in night court when the "gang" has been hauled in for disturbing the peace at a local dive. He works in her father's law firm.

Because he ignores her she floods him with invitations and finally lures him to a party where he continues to ignore her and pay attention to her rival, Myrna Loy. Of course this drive the little flirt crazy. The "Cinderella Dance" is interesting to say the least.

Myrna and her brother are almost broke (it's 1931) and they have a scheme for him to marry White with her $100,000/year income. So there are some more complications before the final clinch.

Alice White was the Goldie Hawn of her day, a delightful actress who could sing a little and dance a little. She was a rival to Clara Bow and was probably the last of the flappers. She's very good in this comedy. Myrna Loy has fun as the bitchy rival who schemes for money. Paul Page (looking like Fredric March) plays the lawyer. Robert Agnew is Wilbur, George Irving is the father, Douglas Gilmore is Jack, Fred Kelsey is the cop, and Lloyd Ingraham is the judge.

Cute film.

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