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Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 5 November 1951 (Sweden)
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The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

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Michael Gordon

Writers:

Edmond Rostand (play), Brian Hooker (play) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Ferrer ... Cyrano de Bergerac
Mala Powers ... Roxane
William Prince ... Christian de Neuvillette
Morris Carnovsky ... Le Bret
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Antoine Comte de Guiche
Lloyd Corrigan ... Ragueneau
Virginia Farmer ... Duenna
Edgar Barrier ... Cardinal (Richelieu)
Elena Verdugo ... Orange Girl
Albert Cavens Albert Cavens ... Vicomte de Valvert
Arthur Blake Arthur Blake ... Montfleury
Don Beddoe ... The Meddler
Percy Helton ... Bellerose
Virginia Christine ... Sister Marthe
Gilman Rankin ... Doctor (as Gil Warren)
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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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The Most Loved of All Love Stories! See more »


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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in which Cyrano fights off "a hundred men" to save Ragueneau, a stunt double can be seen in some shots doubling for José Ferrer. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in One World: Cyrano De Bengerac (1999) See more »

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What a sadly neglected actor !
21 April 2001 | by raypaquinSee all my reviews

This movie is worth seeing for Jose Ferrer's performance alone. The other actors are just okay. My primary language is French and I have also seen Depardieu's version, which is great. But *nothing* can approach Ferrer's. This film is a must-see for drama-students. Where, Oh where !, has American cinema gone ?


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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