Great Performances: Season 2, Episode 10

Cyrano de Bergerac (6 Feb. 1974)

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Long-nosed Cyrano de Begerac helps an army officer woo Roxanne, the woman he loves.

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Jane Atkins ...
Orange Girl / Nun
Andy Backer ...
Poet / Capuchin
Joseph Bird ...
Meddler
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Bellerose / Cadet
Robert Chapline ...
Lord / Poet
Patrick Crean ...
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Lise (as Kathryn Crosby)
Peter Donat ...
Charles Hallahan ...
Montfleury / Cadet
John Hancock ...
Cut Purse
Henry Hoffman ...
Ligniere / Cadet
Elizabeth Huddle ...
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Long-nosed Cyrano de Begerac helps an army officer woo Roxanne, the woman he loves.

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Mason is the most memorable of all Roxannes.

Marsha Mason's Roxanne is the most memorable of all that I have seen (seven so far). The character is usually played as a typical ingenue without any depth. Marsha breathes humanity into her - hers is the only Roxanne that has ever made sense. Why would such a complex man as Cyrano fall for Roxanne unless she were just as extraordinary, just as complex as he. Marsha has the intelligence to understand this - this is one production that deserves to be resurrected on video. Although in black and white, it is a beautiful production and Marsha radiates in what I believe is her best recorded performance.


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