6.4/10
118
4 user

Cyrano de Bergerac (1900)

| Drama, Short
The only film record ever made of the original star of Rostand's famous play performing a scene from his most famous role. It is accompanied by a sound-on-cylinder recording of Coquelin's voice reciting one of Cyrano's speeches.

Director:

Writer:

(play)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge
Stars: Domm
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton
Stars: J. Stuart Blackton
Frankenstein (1910)
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley
Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A butcher puts a full-grown live pig into his large box-like machine. Moments later, he draws out a full range of pork products, many already packaged for sale.

Director: Louis Lumière
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A boy looks through glasses at various objects, seen magnified.

Director: George Albert Smith
Stars: Harold Smith
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince
Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley
Bluebeard (1901)
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, Jeanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon
A Fantasy (1908)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A very brief film of a man playing the accordion.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince
Stars: Adolphe Le Prince
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of an inattentive man. He's at his kitchen table, reading. A woman brings his hat and points to the clock. He continues reading and pours coffee into his hat. He leaves, ... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Benoit Constant Coquelin ...
Cyrano de Bergerac (as Coquelin ainé)
Edit

Storyline

The only film record ever made of the original star of Rostand's famous play performing a scene from his most famous role. It is accompanied by a sound-on-cylinder recording of Coquelin's voice reciting one of Cyrano's speeches.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(hand-tinted)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This short film has been rediscovered, restored and put on DVD. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Ugly Truth (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cyrano de Bergerac and La Marseillaise were fascinating early sound shorts from France
16 July 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This rediscovered early color (hand-tinted) and sound (on disc) film from 1900 was put on the "Saved from the Flames" DVD collection. It depicts the duel between the title character and his rival with the actor who originated him in the play, Coquelin Aine, speaking in his native French language. Fascinating to watch though more interesting to see as historical than entertaining. Still, worth a look. P.S. This was followed by another early sound-on-disc musical short with singer M. Note singing "La Marseillaise" which, if you've seen Casablanca, you'd recognize as the French national anthem. That one was pretty entertaining.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where? caulfieldryecatcher
Where? caulfieldryecatcher
Discuss Cyrano de Bergerac (1900) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page