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Naughty But Nice (1939)

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89 min | Comedy, Musical

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...See moreProfessor 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 See less
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Director
Writers
Richard Macaulay (screenplay) | Jerry Wald (screenplay)
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Updated Jun 23, 1939

Release date
Jul 1, 1939 (United States)

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54 cast members
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Ann Sheridan
Zelda Manion Zelda Manion   See fewer
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Dick Powell
Professor Donald 'Don' Hardwick Professor Donald 'Don' Hardwick   See fewer
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Gale Page
Linda McKay Linda McKay   See fewer
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Helen Broderick
Aunt Martha Hogan Aunt Martha Hogan   See fewer
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Ronald Reagan
Ed 'Eddie' Clark Ed 'Eddie' Clark   See fewer
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Allen Jenkins
Joe Dirk Joe Dirk   See fewer
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Zasu Pitts
Aunt Penelope Hardwick Aunt Penelope Hardwick   See fewer
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Maxie Rosenbloom
Killer (as Maxie Rosenblum) Killer (as Maxie Rosenblum)   See fewer
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Jerry Colonna
Allie Gray Allie Gray   See fewer
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Luis Alberni
Stanislaus Pysinski Stanislaus Pysinski   See fewer
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Vera Lewis
Aunt Annabella Hardwick Aunt Annabella Hardwick   See fewer
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Elizabeth Dunne
Aunt Henrietta Hardwick Aunt Henrietta Hardwick   See fewer
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William B. Davidson
Samuel 'Sam' 'Simsy' Hudson - Music Publisher (as Bill Davidson) Samuel 'Sam' 'Simsy' Hudson - Music Publisher (as Bill Davidson)   See fewer
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Granville Bates
Judge Kennith B. Walters, Superior Court Judge Kennith B. Walters, Superior Court   See fewer
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Halliwell Hobbes
Dean Burton, Winfield College Dean Burton, Winfield College   See fewer
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Jimmy Conlin
Pedestrian (scenes deleted) Pedestrian (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Man with Seals (scenes deleted) Man with Seals (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Sidney Bracey
Professor Listening to Radio (uncredited) Professor Listening to Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
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Daisy Bufford
Daisy, Zelda's Maid (uncredited) Daisy, Zelda's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nat Carr
Extra in Nightclub (uncredited) Extra in Nightclub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Cass
Mr. Maurice, First Witness (uncredited) Mr. Maurice, First Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hobart Cavanaugh
Clark's Piano Tuner (uncredited) Clark's Piano Tuner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elise Cavanna
Pansey, Hardwick Maid (uncredited) Pansey, Hardwick Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glen Cavender
Extra at Bar (uncredited) Extra at Bar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Midgie Dare
Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited) Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maxie Lee Dorf
Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited) Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Gould
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Graham
Attorney at Plaintiff's Table (uncredited) Attorney at Plaintiff's Table (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Second Bartender Making Phone Call (uncredited) Second Bartender Making Phone Call (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Hanlon
Arranger Johnny Collins (uncredited) Arranger Johnny Collins (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Harron
Freddie, Court Clerk (uncredited) Freddie, Court Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Lind Hayes
Bandleader in Nightclub (uncredited) Bandleader in Nightclub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Herman
Second Waiter (uncredited) Second Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Capt. Gregory Waddington-Smith (uncredited) Capt. Gregory Waddington-Smith (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Plaintiff's Attorney (uncredited) Plaintiff's Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Lloyd
Radio Listener, with the Professors (uncredited) Radio Listener, with the Professors (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Mandy
First Waiter (uncredited) First Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mayo
Frank, Superior Court Bailiff (uncredited) Frank, Superior Court Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward McWade
Professor Trill (uncredited) Professor Trill (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Professor Listening to Radio (uncredited) Professor Listening to Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Newell
Attorney at Defense Table (uncredited) Attorney at Defense Table (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Newell
Arranger (uncredited) Arranger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wedgwood Nowell
Professor Listening to Radio (uncredited) Professor Listening to Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
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Garry Owen
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Hardwick's Attorney (uncredited) Hardwick's Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ridgely
Harry, Hudson's Assistant (uncredited) Harry, Hudson's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sally Sage
Miss Danning (uncredited) Miss Danning (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Saum
Radio Announcer Starting Program (uncredited) Radio Announcer Starting Program (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Sherwood
Announcer (uncredited) Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Extra in Nightclub (uncredited) Extra in Nightclub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grady Sutton
Mr. Mankton (uncredited) Mr. Mankton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo White
Extra in Courtroom (uncredited) Extra in Courtroom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernest Wood
First Headwaiter (uncredited) First Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 261 votes