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Naughty But Nice (1939)

 -  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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Zelda Manion
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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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Comedy | Musical

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1 July 1939 (USA)  »

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

Soundtracks

Corn Pickin'
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Ann Sheridan at a nightclub
Danced to by the National Jitterbug Champions
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More Nice Than Naughty
8 November 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Dick Powell , in this film, is the unlikely, subject of a would-be love triangle with Gale Page and Ann Sheridan. Unlikely because he resembles David Byrne from the Talking Heads and isn't exactly the type of guy you'd think Page and Sheridan would fight over.

That being said, the real reason to watch this movie is Ann Sheridan, who is beautiful, but gorgeous.

All in all Naughty But Nice is good, but ok.


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