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Zaza (1939 film)

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Zaza (1939 film)

Theatrical poster
Directed by George Cukor
Produced by Albert Lewin
Screenplay by Zoë Akins
Jules Furthman (uncredited)
Based on Zaza 
by Pierre Burton and Charles Simon
Starring Claudette Colbert
Herbert Marshall
Bert Lahr
Helen Westley
Constance Collier
Genevieve Tobin
Walter Catlett
Music by Frederick Hollander
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Edward Dmytryk
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • January 14, 1939 (1939-01-14)
Running time 83 min.
Country United States
Language English

Zaza is a 1939 American romantic drama film made by Paramount Pictures, and directed by George Cukor. The screenplay was written by Zoë Akins, based on play the Zaza. The music score is by Frederick Hollander. The film stars Claudette Colbert (who had replaced Isa Miranda) and Herbert Marshall.

The story was filmed previously by Paramount in 1915 with Pauline Frederick and in 1923 with Gloria Swanson.[1]


A glamorous female singer (Colbert) has an affair with a married man (Marshall).



  1. ^ Carr, Larry (1970). Four Fabulous Faces: Swanson, Garbo, Crawford, Dietrich. Penguin Books. p. 40. 

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