Zaza (1923 film)

Zaza is a 1923 American silent romantic drama film directed and produced by Allan Dwan, and starring Gloria Swanson. This film is based on the 1899 French play of the same name produced on Broadway by David Belasco and starring Mrs. Leslie Carter.[1] A print of the film is housed at the George Eastman House and the Library of Congress.[2] It was shot at Paramount's Astoria Studios in New York.

1923 lobby card
Directed byAllan Dwan
Produced byAllan Dwan
Written byLe Vino
Based onZaza
by Pierre Berton and Charles Simon
StarringGloria Swanson
H. B. Warner
Lucille La Verne
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 16, 1923 (1923-09-16)
Running time
66 mins.
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

A previous film version was released by Paramount in 1915 starring Pauline Frederick. A third version, directed by George Cukor and starring Claudette Colbert, was released in 1939.[3]



  1. Parish, James Robert (1972). The Paramount Pretties. Arlington House. p. 47. ISBN 0-870-00180-9.
  2. Zaza at database
  3. Carr, Larry (1970). Four Fabulous Faces: Swanson, Garbo, Crawford, Dietrich. Penguin Books. p. 40.
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