The White Cockatoo

The White Cockatoo is a 1935 American mystery film directed by Alan Crosland and starring Jean Muir, Ricardo Cortez and Ruth Donnelly.[1] It was based on the 1933 novel of the same name by Mignon G. Eberhart.[2] A print is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.[3]

The White Cockatoo
Directed byAlan Crosland
Produced byHenry Blanke
Written byMignon G. Eberhart (novel)
Ben Markson
Lillie Hayward
StarringJean Muir
Ricardo Cortez
Ruth Donnelly
Music byBernhard Kaun
CinematographyTony Gaudio
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
January 12, 1935
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States


In a secluded French hotel, a large inheritance is the motivation for threats and kidnappings.



  1. Monaco p.139
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993: The White Cockatoo
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.208 c.1978 by The American Film Institute


  • Monaco, James. The Encyclopedia of Film. Perigee Books, 1991.

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