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Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 16 November 1950 (USA)
The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

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France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. Much cut from the play, but dialogue not rewritten. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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... he was the three musketeers in one, and one lover in a million! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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16 November 1950 (USA)  »

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Der letzte Musketier  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Stanley Kramer put the film into production as a substitute for the script he had been developing, High Noon (1952), which became bogged down with copyright issues. See more »

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In the film's opening scene, after Cyrano starts to leave the theatre along with the others, Roxane bids good night to DeGuiche and Valvert and seems to exit, but moments later she is seen watching Cyrano's duel in the theatre. We never see her re-enter. See more »

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[first lines]
Montfleury: Thrice happy he who hides from pomp and power/ In sylvan shade or or solitary bower/ Where balmy zephyrs fan his burning cheeks...
Cyrano de Bergerac: Clown! King of Clowns! Leave the stage at once!
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One of the greatest movies
4 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

I am a little bit reluctant using such adjectives like "greatest". But when an "oeuvre d'art" deserves it, why not?

In this film all is fine tuned, well gauged, perfectly synchronized.

I shall in particular emphasize the unforgettable José Ferrer's play of Cyrano's fathomless sorrow.

If Hollywood could remember that there was a long time ago, in a far away galaxy, that thing named "The American Cinema"...


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