Released April 12, 1929
Role: Norma Besant
Co-stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Matt Moore, John St. Polis, William Janney, Henry Kolker, Louise Beavers
Prod/Dist Co: The Pickford Corporation/United Artists
Director: Sam Taylor
Screenwriter: John Grey and Allen McNeil, adapted from the 1927 play by George Abbott and Ann Preston Bridgers; dialogue by Sam Taylor
Cinematographers: Karl Struss and G.W. Bitzer
Set Decorator: William Cameron Menzies
Produced by Mary Pickford and Sam Taylor
Note: Coquette was Mary Pickford’s first sound film, and the film for which she received a Best Actress Academy Award.
Original review from the Los Angeles Times (April 5, 1929):
‘Coquette’ is the picture, and it is, as the popular designation goes, all talking. It brings Miss Pickford to the screen in a role unlike any that she has ever played previously. It discloses her changed in appearance by virtue of her bobbed hair. It demonstrates that she has a voice of lovely timbre, and that she knows how to use it with taste, and with even more definite discretion. … See ‘Coquette.’ It is another milestone.