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(1923) American
B&W : Seven reels / 7076 feet
Directed by Allan Dwan

Cast: Gloria Swanson [Zaza], H.B. Warner [Bernard Dufresne, a diplomat], Ferdinand Gottschalk [Duke de Brissac], Lucille La Verne [Aunt Rosa], Mary Thurman [Florianne, a soubrette], Yvonne Hughes [Nathalie, Zaza’s maid], Riley Hatch [Rigault, a theater manager], Roger Lytton [the stage manager], Ivan Linow [the Apache], Helen Mack

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Adolph Zukor. Scenario by Albert Shelby Le Vino, from the play Zaza by Pierre François Samuel Berton and Charles Simon. Cinematography by Hal Rosson (Harold Rosson). Presented by Adolph Zukor. / © 9 October 1923 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP19484]. Released 16 September 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot at Paramount’s Astoria studios on Long Island, New York; Swanson’s first film shot there. The play was previously filmed as Zaza (1915).


Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive; and in the Library of Congress film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Actresses - Affairs - Children - Love triangles

Listing updated: 30 October 2011.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.5184; AFI-F2 n. F2.6604; Bogdanovich-Dwan pp. 65-66, 67; Brownlow-Parade p. 101; Hudson-Swanson pp. 163, 164; Kobal-Fifty p. 25; Quirk-Swanson pp. 28, 35, 147-149, 151, 152; Sweeney-Coming p. 60; Vermilye-Twenties p. 118 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Pete Jones.

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