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Coquette is Mary Pickford's first talkie, based on the play by George Abbott and Ann Preston Bridgers. The story was already made famous on the stage by star Helen Hayes. At almost 40 years old and lacking her signature curls, Pickford plays the young Southern belle Norma Besant, who is courting three different men: Stanley (Matt Moore), Robert (George S. Irving), and bad boy Michael Jeffrey (Johnny Mack Brown). She naturally falls for Michael and flees with him to a cottage. Her angry father, Dr. John Besant (John M. St. Polis), follows them with a gun, and violence ensues. Superstar Pickford won Best Actress at the 1930 Academy awards. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:March 30, 1929

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mary Pickford Best Actress 1928 Winner

Cast

Mary Pickford
as Norma Besant
Johnny Mack Brown
as Michael Jeffery
Matt Moore
as Stanley Wentworth
John St. Polis
as Dr. John Besant
William Janney
as Jimmy Besant
Henry Kolker
as Jasper Carter
George Irving
as Robert Wentworth
Louise Beavers
as Julia

Crew

Sam Taylor
Director
Mary Pickford
Producer
Sam Taylor
Screenwriter
George Abbott
Play Author
Karl Struss
Cinematographer
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