Coquette (film)

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Coquette is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film, starring Mary Pickford.wikipedia
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Mary Pickford

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Coquette is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film, starring Mary Pickford.
She was awarded the second ever Academy Award for Best Actress for her first sound-film role in Coquette (1929) and also received an honorary Academy Award in 1976.

Academy Award for Best Actress

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For her role, Pickford won the second Academy Award for Best Actress.

John St. Polis

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Her father Dr. Besant (John St. Polis) favors Stanley (Matt Moore), who is taken with Norma.
St. Polis successfully made the transition from silent cinema to "talkies" with one of his most praised performances as Dr. John M. Besant, the father of Norma Besant (played by Mary Pickford) in Coquette (1929).

George Irving (American actor)

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George Irving as Robert 'Bob' Wentworth
He is perhaps best known for his roles as Robert Wentworth in Coquette (1929), and as the lawyer Alexander Peabody in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

Matt Moore (actor)

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Her father Dr. Besant (John St. Polis) favors Stanley (Matt Moore), who is taken with Norma.
He played the role as Stanley "Stan" Wentworth in Coquette (1929) opposite Mary Pickford and Johnny Mack Brown.

Johnny Mack Brown

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However Norma has met a simple man named Michael Jeffrey (Johnny Mack Brown) who she has fallen madly in love with.
He played silent film star Mary Pickford's love interest in her first talkie, Coquette (1929), for which Pickford won an Oscar.

Henry Kolker

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Coquette (1929) as Jasper Carter

Karl Struss

Cinematography was by Karl Struss.
In 1927, he contracted with United Artists, where he worked with D. W. Griffith on such films as Drums of Love and also filmed Mary Pickford's first talking film Coquette He continued his experimental work with camera technology, developing the "Lupe Light" and a new bracket system for the Bell & Howell camera

William Cameron Menzies

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William Cameron Menzies provided set decoration, or production design, with the film crediting him for "settings".
Coquette (1929) (set decoration, credited as "settings")

George Abbott

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The film was adapted for the screen by John Grey, Allen McNeil, and Sam Taylor from the play by George Abbott and Ann Preston Bridgers, and was directed by Sam Taylor.

Sam Taylor (director)

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The film was adapted for the screen by John Grey, Allen McNeil, and Sam Taylor from the play by George Abbott and Ann Preston Bridgers, and was directed by Sam Taylor.
Coquette (1929)

Charles Rosher

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On set during an emotional scene, she notoriously fired her longtime cameraman and friend, Charles Rosher, when he yelled "Cut!"
In the 1920s he was one of the most sought-after cinematographers in Hollywood, and a personal favorite of stars such as Mary Pickford, working with her on films such as Suds (1920), Little Annie Rooney (1925), and even Coquette (1929), Pickford's first sound film.

2nd Academy Awards

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She was nominated for Best Actress in 1930 for the 2nd Academy Awards.

Ann Preston Bridgers

The first play that she wrote was Norma which led her to have a role in the 1929 film Coquette, which she also wrote the play to. The Theatre Club awarded the play Coquette as "the most pleasing play of 1927–28".

Pre-Code Hollywood

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Coquette is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film, starring Mary Pickford.

Drama (film and television)

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Coquette is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film, starring Mary Pickford.

Southern United States

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Norma Besant, daughter of a Southern doctor, is an incorrigible flirt and has many suitors.

Cross-examination

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Norma breaks down under cross examination and her father comes to comfort her on the witness stand.

Courtroom

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Norma breaks down under cross examination and her father comes to comfort her on the witness stand.

Silent film

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The film stars silent film star Mary Pickford in her first talkie, Johnny Mack Brown in one of his earliest roles, John St. Polis, Matt Moore (Pickford's ex brother in law), and Louise Beavers.