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Cyrano de Bergerac (1923)

Cirano di Bergerac (original title)
Cyrano de Bergerac is a joyous and witty poet filled with plenty of charisma and bravado in 17th-century France. He has only one flaw: an unusually long nose which makes him unattractive to any woman.

Director:

Augusto Genina

Writers:

Mario Camerini, Edmond Rostand (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pierre Magnier ... Cirano di Bergerac (Cyrano de Bergerac)
Linda Moglia ... Roxana (Roxane)
Angelo Ferrari ... Baron Christian de Neuvillette
Maurice Schutz ... Le Bret (as Schutz)
Alex Bernard ... Ragueneau
Umberto Casilini Umberto Casilini ... Guiche
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gemma De Sanctis Gemma De Sanctis
Roberto Parisini Roberto Parisini
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Storyline

Cyrano de Begerac is joyous, witty, a poet, a leader and filled with plenty of charisma and bravado in 17th Century France. He has only one flaw: an unusually long nose which makes him unattractive to any woman. Thus, he cannot have the woman he loves, his cousin Roxanne. Roxanne loves an officer in his army who gets tongue-tied in front of women. Who will Roxanne love? Will Cyrano ever find love? Or will he find happiness in helping the officer woo Roxanne? This is a story of split personalities, human frailty and unrequited love. Written by erasmus

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"CYRANO DE BERGERAC" duplicates on the screen its enormous stage triumphs. Filmed entirely in natural colors, with a mammoth cast of 5,000, "Cyrano" is a production of overwhelming beauty, full of spectacular action, daredevil romance and delicious comedy. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The play was inspired by a real person, Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinen (1619 - 1655), an author known for his swordsmanship and large nose. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1999, Film Preservation Associates copyrighted a 113-minute version with a new score written by Kurt Kuenne, performed by The Olympia Chamber Orchestra and conducted by 'Timothy Brock'. See more »

Connections

Version of BBC Play of the Month: Cyrano de Bergerac (1968) See more »

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The great play comes to the movies
8 July 2002 | by raskimonoSee all my reviews

Though not as good the 1950 version due to an imperfect by the guy playing Cyrano, this movie needs to be seen to study its basque tones and exquisite look which captures 17th Century France perfectly. The love story is good and the look on Roxanne and Cyrano's face in the final scene is priceless. The make-up artist deserves a special acknowledgement for that alone. As, I said, watch to see an example of how the cinematogaphy, art design, costume design and make-up of a movie can help to elevate it.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

None

Release Date:

18 January 1924 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyrano de Bergerac See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1999 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (hand-colored)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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