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  Matt Moore and Mary Pickford.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as Coquete in Brazil; Coqueta in Spain
(1929) American
B&W : Nine reels
Directed by Sam Taylor

Cast: Mary Pickford [Norma Besant], John Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) [Michael Jeffrey], Matt Moore [Stanley Wentworth], John St. Polis [Doctor John M. Besant], William Janney [James Besant, his son], Henry Kolker [District Attorney Jasper Carter], George Irving [Robert Wentworth], Louise Beavers [Julia, the maid], Vera Lewis [Miss Jenkins], Craig Reynolds [young man]

The Mary Pickford Company production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Sam Taylor + [Mary Pickford]. Screenplay by John Grey and Allen McNeil, with dialogue by San Taylor, from the play Coquette by George Abbott and Ann Preston Bridgers. Production manager, Walter Mayo. Set design by William Cameron Menzies. Costume design by Howard Greer. Assistant director, Lucky Humberstone (H. Bruce Humberstone). Assistant dramatic director, Earle Browne. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Edited by Barbara McLean. / © 30 March 1929 by The Mary Pickford Company [LP560]. Premiered 30 March 1929. General release, 6 April 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / Pickford’s first talkie. Pickford won the Academy Award® for Actress. The film was released in Finland on 25 August 1930. / Full-sound film.


Survival status: Prints exist in the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education film collection [35mm duplicate negative, 35mm duplicate positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 1 June 2009.

References: Brownlow-Parade pp. 135, 234; Eyman-Pickford pp. 2, 333; Gallagher-Ford p. 66; Higashi-Virgins p. 52; Kerr-Silent p. 3; Shipman-Cinema p. 102; Sweeney-Coming pp. 134, 146; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 218, 255 : Website-IMDb; Website-Pickford.

Home video: VHS.


Excerpt from the English language version.


Complete Spanish language version.

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