Cyrano de Bergerac Overview:

Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Michael Gordon and produced by Stanley Kramer and George Glass.

The film was based on the stage play of the same name written by Edmond Rostand performed at the Garden Theatre, NY from Oct 3, 1898 - Nov 26, 1898.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJosé FerrerWon
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Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

By Beatrice on Jun 22, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Cyrano de Bergerac Directed by Michael Gordon Written by Carl Foreman from the play by Edmond Rostand as translated by Brian Hooker 1950/USA Stanley Kramer Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant Cyrano de Bergerac: [bowing, sarcastically] How do you do? And I – Cyrano Savinien Hercule de ... Read full article


Short Film Saturday: Cyrano de Bergerac (1900)

By Bernardo Villela on Jul 19, 2014 From The Movie Rat

What is often overlooked when the discussion of the end of the silent era is had, or colorization for that matter, is that experiments with both color and sound occurred quite often before technology progressed such that it became a more practical feat. Many know that quite a few silents were hand ... Read full article


Fun Size Review: Cyrano de Bergerac (1925)

By Fritzi Kramer on Jul 16, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on July 16, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review One of the most popular and witty plays of the nineteenth century gets the silent treatment– and the stencil color treatment! This Italian-French co-production is possibly the most beautiful silent film ever made. Its costumes and sets... Read full article


Cyrano de Bergerac (1925) A Silent Film Review

By Fritzi Kramer on Nov 30, 2013 From Movies Silently

The famous tale of Cyrano de Bergerac is lavishly adapted for the silent screen, complete with stencil color. The story has been lifted so many times for romantic comedies that it almost needs no introduction: Cyrano, brilliant but marred by an outlandishly large nose, loves the beautiful Roxane. Sh... Read full article


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Quotes from

Antoine Comte de Guiche: As for you sir, have you read "Don Quixote"?
Cyrano de Bergerac: I have, and found myself the hero.
Antoine Comte de Guiche: Be so good as to read once more the chapter of the windmills...
Cyrano de Bergerac: Chapter thirteen!
Antoine Comte de Guiche: Windmills, remember, if you fight with them... may swing round their huge arms and cast you down into the mire!
Cyrano de Bergerac: Or up, among the stars!


Duenna: [Cyrano is trying to talk to Roxanne in private, when her Duenna enters] I have eaten the cakes, Monsieur de Bergerac.
Cyrano de Bergerac: [pushing her out the door] Good. Now go out and enjoy Nature.


Cyrano de Bergerac: All my laurels you have riven away... and my roses; yet in spite of you there is one crown I bear away with me. And tonight, when I enter before God, my salute shall sweep away all the stars from the blue threshold! One thing without stain, unspotted from the world in spite of doom mine own
[he raises his hand high]
Cyrano de Bergerac: and that is... my white plume.


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Facts about

There are fewer characters in the film than in the stage version or in other versions. This is not only because the play was cut for the film, but because four separate characters were combined into two. In the film, Cyrano's best friend Le Bret is a combination of Le Bret and Carbon de Castel-Jaloux, the Captain of the Gascony soldiers. And the cook Ragueneau in the film is a combination of himself and the alcoholic poet Ligniere, who, in the play, is the one who is threatened with an attack on him by a hundred men.
The false nose that José Ferrer wore as Cyrano was reported to have cost United Artists $1,500.
Stanley Kramer put the film into production as a substitute for the script he had been developing, High Noon, which became bogged down with copyright issues.
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