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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.

Director:

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

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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Storyline

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The false nose that José Ferrer wore as Cyrano was reported to have cost United Artists $1,500. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

Version of Cyrano de Bergerac (2007) See more »

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Absolutely brilliant.
18 May 2000 | by historyrepeatingSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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