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
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The false nose that José Ferrer wore as Cyrano was reported to have cost United Artists $1,500. See more »
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 »
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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Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »
Cyrano has always been one of my favorite stage plays. I always felt I could very much relate to the feelings of being different. When I finally saw the film version, it took my breath away. What a spectacular piece of acting by Jose Ferrer. It was everything that the swashbucklers from the 30s and 40s were supposed to be!
I have always thought, however, in this version, that Cyrano should have ignored that ingrate Roxanne and run off with the Orange Girl (Elena Verdugo). Yowza!
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