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Naughty But Nice (1939)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  1 July 1939 (USA)
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Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and detests the new swing music that is the craze. He has written a rhapsody which he takes to New York to be published. Staying with his Aunt... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Professor Donald 'Don' Hardwick
Gale Page ...
Linda McKay
Helen Broderick ...
Aunt Martha Hogan
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Ed 'Eddie' Clark
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Joe Dirk
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Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Killer (as Maxie Rosenblum)
Jerry Colonna ...
Allie Gray
Luis Alberni ...
Stanislaus Pysinski
Vera Lewis ...
Aunt Annabella Hardwick
Elizabeth Dunne ...
Aunt Henrietta Hardwick
William B. Davidson ...
Samuel 'Sam' 'Simsy' Hudson - Music Publisher (as Bill Davidson)
Granville Bates ...
Judge Kennith B. Walters, Superior Court
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Dean Burton, Winfield College
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Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and detests the new swing music that is the craze. He has written a rhapsody which he takes to New York to be published. Staying with his Aunt Martha, he is surrounded by swing and after a few drinks, he is photographed hanging on the chandelier. He finds that he can only sell his rhapsody to Eddie and Miss McKay puts lyrics to it. It is a big swing sensation and the partnership of Hardwick and McKay crank out the hits until Zelda breaks up the team. Zelda wants to sing the hot songs and have Hudson, the Home of the Hits, publish the music. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The "Oomph" Girl's Greatest Tri"Oomph"

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1 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Referenced in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) See more »

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Millions of Dreams Ago
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
(based on "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" from "The Bohemian Girl" by Michael William Balfe)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung a cappella by Gale Page
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Anybody recognize any Mozart?
1 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Supposedly this movie contains a "thanks" to Mozart, and supposedly the song "Have a Dream on Me" is based on something from Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute." But as far as I can tell, the song is not based on Mozart and anyway, I've read that it was written for the film but then not used.

The soundtrack lists various composers but not Mozart. Can anyone straighten me out about all this?

I've never seen the movie, but if anyone can suggest where I can get a copy, I'd be most grateful.

Thanks!


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