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Coquette
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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Vet silent actress Mary Pickford won her first and Only Best Actress Oscar for this melodrama, done better on stage with Helen Hayes."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The film is very stagy, the characters don't move around a lot, there is little editing within the scene, and the actors overact."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"I guess 1929 audiences knew a stinker when they saw one coming. There is very little to criticize in Coquette, because there is so little in it, period."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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