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Naughty But Nice (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 1 July 1939 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Richard Macaulay (screenplay), Jerry Wald (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sheridan ... Zelda Manion
Dick Powell ... Professor Donald 'Don' Hardwick
Gale Page ... Linda McKay
Helen Broderick ... Aunt Martha Hogan
Ronald Reagan ... Ed 'Eddie' Clark
Allen Jenkins ... Joe Dirk
Zasu Pitts ... Aunt Penelope Hardwick
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Killer (as Maxie Rosenblum)
Jerry Colonna ... Allie Gray
Luis Alberni ... Stanislaus Pysinski
Vera Lewis ... Aunt Annabella Hardwick
Elizabeth Dunne 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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Storyline

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"

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Professor Steps Out See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Monday 24 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Albuquerque Saturday 6 October 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in Phoenix Tuesday 23 October 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12), in Boston Friday 26 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Salt Lake City Tuesday 12 February 1957 on KUTV (Channel 2), and in Portland OR Sunday 24 March 1957 on KOIN (Channel 6). See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

In a Moment of Weakness
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played on piano by Dick Powell and by the studio orchestra
Sung by Ann Sheridan and Gale Page
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Anybody recognize any Mozart?
1 May 2007 | by mochsedSee 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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