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Naughty But Nice is a 1927 silent American comedy film. Colleen Moore plays Bernice Sumners, a hayseed sent to a ritzy boarding school for finishing after her family strikes it rich in oil.

Naughty But Nice
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theatrical release poster
Directed byMillard Webb
Produced byJohn McCormick
Written byCarey Wilson
Based on"The Bigamists"
(short story)
by Lewis Allen Browne[1]
StarringColleen Moore
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Edited byAlexander Hall[citation needed]
John McCormack Productions[1]
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • June 26, 1927 (1927-06-26) (US)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film (English intertitles)



Bernice Sumners is sent to a finishing school by her Texas uncle after oil is discovered on his property. At the school she blossoms into a young woman. Bernice is a compulsive liar. One evening she and a friend go to a hotel before a theater date, planning to meet popular Paul Carroll, but they run into the school principal in the hotel lobby. Bernice tells a lie about why they are there, and from there one lie builds upon the other until Bernice ends up in the hotel room of Ralph Ames of the Secret Service, who is in the process of changing (thus, the poster graphic of a man's bare legs in garters). Bernice calls Ralph her husband, and he plays along until the house of cards comes crumbling down around her. She ends up falling for the popular Paul Carroll, and the two marry.[2]


Cast notes:

  • Loretta Young appeared in Naughty But Nice unbilled. She was known as Gretchen Young at that time.[3]



  1. ^ a b Naughty but Nice at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. ^ Naughty but Nice at the AFI Silent Catalog page.
  3. ^ "What Lies Ahead of These Newcomers?". Picture-Play Magazine: 26. Mar–Aug 1927.CS1 maint: Date format (link)


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