I disrespectfully disagree with RT critics and the RT community. 75% ? This was produced (not directed) by Stanley Kramer. Sound track by no less than the famous Dimitri Tomkin. This is not the much later remake version.
This is a masterpiece and Jose Ferrer (Best Actor 1950) is at his thespian best. This is everything a woman viewer could want in a film. The beauty and the beast revisited! But don't tell Cyrano that he has that NOSE!
Watch how he early in the film verbally attacks a theatre customer who dares mention the word. Simply the greatest piece of script writing when Cyrano goes into an absolute verbal tirade against the person who dares derides him for his appearance.
Any man who has ever loved a woman from afar, but cannot get the guts to expose himself for fear of denial, will identify with Cyrano. Fantastic sword play throughout, this fast paced film will hold your attention to the end. Truely one of Hollywood's gems, Cyrano de Bergerac 1950 deserves a place in your film library.
As the vhs cover jacket says about Cyrano: "He was the 3 musketeers in one... and one lover in a million!"
Actors: Josť Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky, Ralph Clanton
Director: Michael Gordon
Writers: Brian Hooker, Carl Foreman, Edmond Rostand
Producers: George Glass, Stanley Kramer
Format: Black & White, DVD, NTSC