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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)

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

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: [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: You may go. / Or tell me, why are you staring at my nose?
The Meddler: No!
Cyrano de Bergerac: It disgusts you, then? Does its color appear to you unwholesome? / Or its form obscene?
The Meddler: But I've been careful not to look!
Cyrano de Bergerac: And why not if you please? / Possibly you find it just a trifle large!

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Facts about

The false nose that José Ferrer wore as Cyrano was reported to have cost United Artists $1,500.
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.
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.
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