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Why Be Good?

1929 1h 24m Comedy List
Reviews 71% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
A salesgirl falls in love with the wealthy heir to the store where she works, so his father orchestrates an elaborate test of her virtue. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Superficial plot, but very well filmed (amazing restoration compared to other films of the era) with a great soundtrack (1929 film) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Colleen Moore is charming, as is the non-stop Vitaphone score, of this 1929 silent comedy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't know if we ever really reach the answer to the titular question, but more important is that we ask it. Funny, risquà (C), and powerful, with an endearing performance from Colleen Moore. You'd be a fool to miss out on this silent masterpiece. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member A charming little romantic comedy that was made right on the precipice of Silent to Sound & starred the delightful Coleen Moore. The story of wild good hearted girl falling for the charming young boss of the department store she works at. The film is driven but the charisma of Moore & it's a fun comedy that's lighthearted. Great to see NYC in the late 20's & all the wonderful costumes. It's fun & easy watching & to my knowledge only recently discovered. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A salesgirl falls in love with the wealthy heir to the store where she works, so his father orchestrates an elaborate test of her virtue.
Director
William A. Seiter
Producer
John McCormick
Screenwriter
Carey Wilson
Production Co
First National Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 24m