The Naughty Flirt

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The Naughty Flirt
The Naughty Flirt poster.jpg
theatrical poster
Directed by Edward Cline
Screenplay by Richard Weil
Earl Baldwin
Based on "Man Crazy" (story) by Frederick A. Bowen (uncredited)
Starring Alice White
Paul Page
Myrna Loy
Music by Sam H. Stept (uncredited)
Cinematography Sidney Hickox
Edited by Jack Rawlins
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • January 11, 1931 (1931-01-11) (US)
Running time
56 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Naughty Flirt is a 1931 romantic comedy film directed by Edward Cline and starring Alice White, Paul Page and Myrna Loy.[1]


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.



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."[2]


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.[2]



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