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* CatFight: Zaza and Florianne get into a couple ''{{Series/Dynasty}}''[=-worthy=] cat fights.

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* CatFight: Zaza and Florianne get into a couple ''{{Series/Dynasty}}''[=-worthy=] ''Series/{{Dynasty|1981}}''[=-worthy=] cat fights.

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* OperationJealousy: Florianne tells Dufresne that Zaza only flirts with him "to make the old Duke jealous!" In fact, it's Dufresne whom Zaza has a crush on. Later on, she actually does use this trope -- but she's flirting with the Duke to make Dufresne jealous.


* LadyDrunk: Aunt Rosa has apparently become one as a result of [[INeedAFreakingDrink having to deal with Zaza]]. "Aunt Rosa had once taken Zaza under her wing - and had been drinking on her ever since," a TitleCard informs us. And don't forget this was all filmed during Prohibition!

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* LadyDrunk: Aunt Rosa has apparently become one as As a result of [[INeedAFreakingDrink having to deal with Zaza]]. TitleCard informs us, "Aunt Rosa had once taken Zaza under her wing - and had been drinking on her ever since," a TitleCard informs us. since." And don't forget this was all filmed during Prohibition!


The setting is France in the time before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Zaza is an extremely popular music hall entertainer in the town of St Esmé, a few miles outside Paris. As a result of sabotage by her jealous rival Florianne, Zaza is severely injured during a performance. She is cared for by diplomat Bernard Dufresne, whom she doesn't realize is married. As it happens, he also tends to forget that inconvenient fact when he's around her.

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The setting is France in the time before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Zaza is an extremely popular music hall entertainer in the town of St St. Esmé, a few miles outside Paris. As a result of sabotage by her jealous rival Florianne, Zaza is severely injured during a performance. She is cared for by diplomat Bernard Dufresne, whom she doesn't realize is married. As it happens, he also tends to forget that inconvenient fact when he's around her.


The setting is France in the time before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Zaza is an extremely popular music hall performer in the town of St Esmé, a few miles outside Paris. As a result of sabotage by her jealous rival Florianne, Zaza is severely injured during a performance. She is cared for by diplomat Bernard Dufresne, whom she doesn't realize is married. As it happens, he also tends to forget that inconvenient fact when he's around her.

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The setting is France in the time before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Zaza is an extremely popular music hall performer entertainer in the town of St Esmé, a few miles outside Paris. As a result of sabotage by her jealous rival Florianne, Zaza is severely injured during a performance. She is cared for by diplomat Bernard Dufresne, whom she doesn't realize is married. As it happens, he also tends to forget that inconvenient fact when he's around her.

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''Zaza'' is a 1923 silent film starring Creator/GloriaSwanson. It was based on a French play of the same name, which was first performed in 1898. The play has been adapted to film several other times, including a 1939 sound version starring Creator/ClaudetteColbert.

The setting is France in the time before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Zaza is an extremely popular music hall performer in the town of St Esmé, a few miles outside Paris. As a result of sabotage by her jealous rival Florianne, Zaza is severely injured during a performance. She is cared for by diplomat Bernard Dufresne, whom she doesn't realize is married. As it happens, he also tends to forget that inconvenient fact when he's around her.
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* BehindEveryGreatMan: Dufresne's ambitious wife urges him on in his career.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the original play, Zaza was a prostitute before becoming a music hall entertainer. For this film, her humble origins were changed to "a singing gamine of the streets."
* CatFight: Zaza and Florianne get into a couple ''{{Series/Dynasty}}''[=-worthy=] cat fights.
* TheEdwardianEra: The majority of the film is set before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, not that you'd know it from [[HollywoodCostuming the flapperish costumes worn by Zaza and Florianne]].
* ImprovisedClothes: Florianne loses her dress in the second cat fight, and has to go home wearing a tablecloth.
* LadyDrunk: Aunt Rosa has apparently become one as a result of [[INeedAFreakingDrink having to deal with Zaza]]. "Aunt Rosa had once taken Zaza under her wing - and had been drinking on her ever since," a TitleCard informs us. And don't forget this was all filmed during Prohibition!
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:In the epilogue, it's revealed that Dufresne's wife has died. Zaza and Dufresne can now hook up without guilt, but we don't find out if they actually do.]]
* TheMistress: Zaza doesn't realize that she's one as Dufresne didn't tell her that he's married. When she first hears about him being with another woman, she assumes that the other woman is the mistress.
* PlayingSick: After getting better, Zaza pretends she's still injured to prevent Dufresne from leaving her.
* ShipperOnDeck: Aunt Rosa ships Zaza/Duke. After all, the Duke owns ''so much'' wine! (She really does cite this as a reason, by the way.)
* SwingLowSweetHarriet: Zaza's act seems to involve her doing this on a stage. (She's meant to be a singer, apparently, but that's hard to dramatize in a silent film.)

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