Naughty Girl


(out of 5)

Original title:  Cette Sacree Gamine

Alternate title:  That Naughty Girl

Tired exercise in romantic comedy that mostly provides the excuse to show off ‘s bodacious qualities.  plays a crooner in a nightclub who is sensibly engaged to a gorgeous psychoanalyst (). The owner of the club where he sings is being implicated in a forgery operation that has the police hot on their tail, a problem further complicated by the fact that the boss’ daughter (Bardot) doesn’t know that her father makes his living in the seedy underworld of nightclubs. Bretonniere is assigned to pick her up from school and escort her to safety across the border to her dad without her finding out the truth, but the complications that arise from this endeavour turn out to make things very difficult for our hero and his impending marriage. Featuring all manner of familiar cliches from cheeky sexuality right down to the dryly amicable and fey butler, this film is a tired piece of tripe that is only lifted out of the mire from time to time by Bardot’s fresh-faced appeal. Her little dance number in a jail cell is adorable, but the rest of the time you’re watching a film that, like its star, has not aged at all well.

Lutetia, SLPF, Selb-Film, Sonodis

France, 1956

Directed by

Idea by , adaptation by , Michel Boisrond, scenario and dialogue by Roger Vadim

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by , ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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