The Naughty Flirt
|The Naughty Flirt|
|Directed by||Edward Cline|
|Screenplay by||Richard Weil
|Based on||"Man Crazy" (story) by Frederick A. Bowen (uncredited)|
|Music by||Sam H. Stept (uncredited)|
|Edited by||Jack Rawlins|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Attorney Alan Ward (Paul Page) is fed up with the reckless behavior of spoiled heiress Kay Elliott (Alice White) – the daughter of the head of his law firm – who is in love with him. Stung by his rejection, she eventually tells him to "Go jump in the lake." Seeing a chance to make up the money they lost in the stock market crash, a fortune-hunting brother and sister, Jack and Linda Gregory (Douglas Gilmore and Myrna Loy), get Kay to agree to marry Jack. At the altar, she announces that she still loves Alan, and he comes to his senses and realizes he loves her too.
- Alice White as Katherine Constance "Kay" Elliott
- Paul Page as Alan Joseph Ward
- Myrna Loy as Linda Gregory
- Robert Agnew as Wilbur Fairchild
- Douglas Gilmore as John Thomas "Jack" Gregory
- George Irving as John Raleigh Elliott
Press reception to the film was not positive, with the New York Times writing "It is as difficult to find something to praise as it is to find a needle in a haystack," and Variety echoing that the film "can be reduced to a dumb number falling for a guy that's hard to get and getting him...Four starting points and even more endings."
The film features one of Myrna Loy's early roles. Loy was 26 at the time and this was her last Warner Bros. film before moving on to Sam Goldwyn, then 20th Century Fox for a year, finally settling at MGM. Alice White, on the other hand, had already passed the prime of her career, which started in 1927.
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