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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

Cyrano de Bergerac: [dueling with Valvert] Prince, pray God that is Lord of all, Pardon your soul, for your time has come, Beat, pass! I fling you aslant, asprawl, Then as I end the refrain, thrust home!


Cyrano de Bergerac: [referring to Montfleury] Very well, then; I enter, with knife, to carve this fat stuffed goose!


Le Bret: Look at me, twenty years a captain, while others, who know only how to deploy their forces at court, now dangle a marshal's baton.
Cyrano de Bergerac: [smiling] Hmm... , well, someday I will avenge you too.


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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 1946 Broadway revival of "Cyrano de Bergerac", starring José Ferrer, opened at the Alvin Theater in New York on October 8, 1946 and ran for 193 performances. Cyrano became Ferrer's most famous role, and the one he most often revived.
The false nose that José Ferrer wore as Cyrano was reported to have cost United Artists $1,500.
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