Naughty Girl is a French farce from 1956, with about as much comedy shelf-life as some of Bob Hope’s late-career fizzles. It’s of barely fleeting interest only because it stars Brigitte Bardot—gamine look, flirty smile, dancers legs and all— at a sweet and saucy 22.
The situations and slapstick are as tiresome as Charles de Gaulle. Plot involves a supposedly suave and charming vaudevillian (Jean Bretonniere) who pretends to be BBs uncle in order to foil gangsters. It’s a treat to see Bardot dance (her ballet training gets some air) and be a tease, but if you wish to indulge you’ll want to fast-forward through the 86 minutes of yawn-making shenanigans.
Directed by Michel Boisrond, who co-wrote with Roger Vadim. A hit in France, it had delayed release in the US and features Francoise Fabian and Mischa Auer.