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Minor but typically elegant and enjoyable Cukor, taken from a French stage success (by Pierre Barton and Charles Simon), in which Colbert's vivacious can-can dancer falls (somewhat implausibly) for Marshall, only to find that he's married. Hardly a blazingly original story, but Cukor makes the most of the turn-of-the-century theatrical milieu, rhyming Zaza's on-stage performances (with Colbert herself singing) with the various deceptions that define Marshall's treatment both of her and of his own family. It's a fine example of Colbert at her very engaging best.

By: GA

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Duration: 83 mins

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Director: George Cukor
Screenwriter: Zoë Akins
Cast: Claudette Colbert
Herbert Marshall
Bert Lahr
Constance Collier
Helen Westley
Genevieve Tobin
Walter Catlett
Monty Woolley
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