Cyrano de Bergerac 1950

Cyrano de Bergerac

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Poet, romantic and sword fighter Cyrano de Bergerac (Jose Ferrer) loves the beautiful Roxane (Mala Powers), but although he is proud enough of his bulbous proboscis that he regularly duels those who dare mock it, he fears she could never love a man with such an enormous nose. When he learns that she loves the handsome guardsman Christian (William Prince), Cyrano provides the tongue-tied young man with the words of love and devotion he wishes he could say to Roxanne himself.

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José Ferrer
Cyrano de Bergerac
William Prince
Christian de Neuvillette
Ralph Clanton
Antoine Comte de Guiche
Edgar Barrier
Cardinal
Elena Verdugo
Orange Girl
Albert Cavens
Vicomte de Valvert
Michael Gordon
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Critic Reviews for Cyrano de Bergerac

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Audience Reviews for Cyrano de Bergerac

  • Aug 08, 2018
    While this limited production creatively hides many associated flaws due to its lack of funding it cannot disguise, ironically, the big mouth of the unsympathetic center whose long winded rambles have passed the style of the day. Cyrano's poetry is undeniable, but I secretly rooted for someone, anyone, to shut his babblings. For me the failure was to somehow get me to care about the braggart, and that didn't happen. The technique, admirable, but when Cyrano cried I thought "good".
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2013
    Jose Ferrer's version of Cyrano misses the mark. A fact that becomes all the more obvious when you compare it to the Depardieu version of the 80s. Cyrano is arrogance with no heart.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2012
    A poetic aristocrat with a large nose helps a pretty boy dolt win the heart of the woman they both love. The Rostand play of the same name is one of my favorites, and the conundrum of putting one's personal feelings aside for the good of others is a theme that resonates with me. While Jose Ferrer exquisitely captures Cyrano's eloquence and defensive arrogance, the deep-seated pain caused by the story's plot and his own insecurities are almost inscrutable and unexplored by the film. Overall, the source material is so good that it's almost impossible to screw this story up, but I think a more emotionally grounded performance that eclipses Cyrano's performative qualities would've made for a stronger interpretation.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2007
    I just really loved this film. It's not perfect, but It so much fun to watch. There's sword-fighting and poetry. It was just so cool!
    Marion R Super Reviewer

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