Zaza (1939 film)

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 the play Zaza. The music score is by Frederick Hollander. The film stars Claudette Colbert (who had replaced Isa Miranda) and Herbert Marshall.

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Directed byGeorge Cukor
Produced byAlbert Lewin
Screenplay byZoë Akins
Jules Furthman (uncredited)
Based onZaza
by Pierre Berton and Charles Simon
StarringClaudette Colbert
Herbert Marshall
Bert Lahr
Helen Westley
Constance Collier
Genevieve Tobin
Walter Catlett
Music byFrederick Hollander
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byEdward Dmytryk
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 14, 1939 (1939-01-14)
Running time
83 min.
CountryUnited States

The story was filmed by Paramount in a 1915 version with Pauline Frederick, and previously remade 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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