Release Date: Mar 30, 1929 Wide
Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 280
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,
Mar 30, 1929 Wide
Feb 17, 1993
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Vet silent actress Mary Pickford won her first and Only Best Actress Oscar for this melodrama, done better on stage with Helen Hayes.
The film is very stagy, the characters don't move around a lot, there is little editing within the scene, and the actors overact.
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