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Why Be Good? (1929) was a Comedy Film directed by William A. Seiter and produced by John McCormick.

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TCM Classic Film Festival Day 3: WHY BE GOOD? 42nd STREET, EARTHQUAKE!

By Lara on Mar 30, 2015 From Backlots

Day 3 was one filled with favorites and laughs. I started off the day with Why Be Good? (1929), a movie I had seen a few months ago when a new restoration was screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This same restoration was shown here, and I loved the movie so much the first time that I h... Read full article


Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema

By Rhonda0731 on Jan 3, 2015 From Smitten Kitten Vintage

I was going to write about a Clara Bow movie, but as I was surfing YouTube, I came across this documentary called “Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema”. I watched it and found it to be pretty interesting. There are some parts that I was not too fond of, but for the mo... Read full article


New From Warner Archive: Colleen Moore in the Newly Restored Why Be Good? (1929)

By KC on Nov 13, 2014 From Classic Movies

Colleen Moore was one of the most popular stars of the twenties, the very image of flapperdom with her blunt bob and snazzy dance moves, but until now, I knew her best for the lavish $500,000 dollhouse she created long after her career had ended. Today, that impressive structure can be seen in the C... Read full article


Why Be Good? (1929) by Jonas Nordin

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

The late silent film Why Be Good? (1929) was considered lost for many years. Not only has it been found but also restored and released on DVD much to the delight of classic film fans across the globe. The film stars Colleen Moore as Pert Kelly. She’s a shopgirl by day and a wild flapper by nig... Read full article


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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used.
Film was believed lost but has been found and is awaiting funding for restoration.
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