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Coquette (1929)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 6 April 1929 (USA)
A flirtatious southern belle is compromised with one of her beaus.



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Complete credited cast:
Michael Jeffery (as John Mack Brown)
Stanley Wentworth
Dr. John Besant
Jimmy Besant
Jasper Carter
Robert Wentworth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Berger


Norma Besant, daughter of a Southern doctor, is an incorrigible flirt and has many boys on her string. She begins to favor Michael Jeffrey, who, shiftless and hot-tempered but fundamentally honorable, is warned off by her father. When Michael returns after a long absence, the pair are innocently compromised, and Dr. Besant's old-South paternal rage brings tragedy. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

6 April 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coqueta  »

Box Office


$489,106 (estimated)

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1.20 : 1
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Mary Pickford's first sound film. See more »


Norma Besant: Why, Michael, you look almost like you were dead!
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Featured in Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997) See more »


(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Not used vocally in film
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I was so disappointed!
13 March 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I've seen many of Mary Pickford's silent films. The picture she made right before this was `My Best Girl,' (her last silent film) which Mary co-starred with her future husband, Buddy Rogers. It was wonderful! The film still held its charm and it was a delight to see and experience. I expected this much from `Coquette,' especially when you consider that Mary won the best actress Oscar for it.

I was so disappointed! Mary seemed to have lost all her ability as an actress when she made this turkey. She mugs at the camera, poses, and does everything she can to be stilted. It's embarrassing!

I know at one time Mary wanted to destroy all her movies because she didn't think the public would appreciate them anymore. She was talked out of it, thank heavens. But I do sort of regret that this one didn't make it into the fire!

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