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!


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.


Cyrano de Bergerac: Think of me./ Me whom the plainest woman would despise./ Me with this nose of mine that marches on/ Before me by a quarter of an hour./Whom should I love? Why of course it must be/ The woman in the world most beautiful.
Le Bret: Most beautiful?
Cyrano de Bergerac: In these eyes of mine, beyond compare.
Le Bret: Wait! Your cousin - Roxane!
Cyrano de Bergerac: Yes. Roxane.


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Facts about

Three people who worked on the film were victims of the Joseph McCarthy HUAC hearings - director Michael Gordon, screenwriter Carl Foreman, and actor Morris Carnovsky, who played Le Bret in the film. José Ferrer himself was investigated, but managed to escape the blacklist.
Premiered on November 16, 1950. Exactly forty years later, on November 16, 1990, the French language film Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Gérard Depardieu premiered in New York. Depardieu, like Ferrer, was also nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance, and actually won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Cesar Award for Best Actor.
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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