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Bernard Dufresne
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Duke de Brissac
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Aunt Rosa
Mary Thurman ...
Florianne
Yvonne Hughes ...
Nathalie, Zaza's maid
Riley Hatch ...
Rigault
L. Rogers Lytton ...
Stage Manager (as Roger Lytton)
Ivan Linow ...
Apache
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Florence Fair ...
Madame Dufresne
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Zaza, das Mädel vom Varieté  »

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The original Broadway production of "Zaza" by David Belasco (from the play by Pierre Berton and Charles Simon) opened at the Garrick Theater on January 9, 1899. See more »

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Gloria Swanson Is Zaza!
16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gloria Swanson plays Zaza, a spirited French music hall star who battles her rival (Mary Thurman) and chases after a rich man (H.B. Warner) only to get her comeuppance.

In a stretch for Swanson, Zaza requires her to portray a French woman in a silent film. Through gestures and facial expressions she succeeds admirably in playing a character unlike any other in her long career. The brazen Zaza is always adorned with the letter Z on her clothing, jewelry, hats, etc.

The film is marked by a terrific music hall sequence in which Swanson swings way out over the audience and tosses flowers down on various men. Thurman cuts the rope and sends Swanson smashing onto the floor. Later they have a great catfight scene in the country cottage Warner houses Zaza in.

Lucille LaVerne is the drunken aunt. Ferdinand Gottschalk is the duke. Helen Mack is the daughter. Yvonne Hughes is fun as the maid.


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