Good and Naughty (1926)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |  
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Mal St. Clair, one of the best of the many imitation Lubitsches of the 1920s, called the shots on Good and Naughty. Pola Negri stars as wealthy and beautiful Germaine Morris, who loses out on a job with a prestigious decorating firm. It seems that the firm's owner, Gerald Gray (Tom Moore) has a policy against hiring pretty girls because such ladies always leave upon landing husbands. So Germaine "dresses down" and becomes a dowdy dishrag. It's all part of a scheme to win the heart of Gerald Grey, though it seems like defeating the purpose to try to be attractive by being unattractive. Based on a play by Rene Peter and Henry Falk, Good and Naughty was sort of remade by Marion Davies as Ever Since Eve (1937).

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beauty [physical], business, deception, hiring, owner