Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano De Bergerac

José Ferrer
Director: Michael Gordon Cast: José Ferrer
José Ferrer
, Mala Powers
Mala Powers
, William Prince
William Prince
Michael Gordon

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Overview

Recreating his stage role, Jose Ferrer stars as Edmond Rostand's Cyrano, a 17th-century French cavalier, poet and swordsman whose prominent proboscis is the subject of many a duel. Cyrano is madly in love with the beautiful Roxanne (Mala Powers), but assumes that she'd never love him back due to his cathedral of a nose. Roxanne is also loved by the handsome Christian (William Prince), who unfortunately can't put two consecutive words together when it comes to pitching woo. Cyrano agrees to help Christian win Roxanne by feeding him the right words for his midnight courtships and love letters; in this way, Cyrano can vicariously express his own ardor for the fair lady. Years later, Cyrano's deception is revealed, and he dies happily in the arms of his beloved Roxanne, who realizes that she has really loved Cyrano all along--by way of Christian. Cyrano de Bergerac wasn't seen by many paying moviegoers upon its original showing, but its relative box-office failure resulted in an early release to television, where it has remained a perennial attraction for the past forty years.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2012
UPC: 0887090040501
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 9,753

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
José Ferrer Cyrano de Bergerac
Mala Powers Roxane Rubin
William Prince Baron Christian de Neuvillette
Morris Carnovsky Capt. Le Bret
Ralph Clanton Count Antoine de Guiche
Lloyd Corrigan Ragueneau
Virginia Farmer Duenna
Edgar Barrier Cardinal
Elena Verdugo Orange Girl
Arthur Blake Montfluery
Don Beddoe The Meddler
Percy Helton Bellerose
Virginia Christine Sister Marthe
Gil Warren Doctor
Philip Van Zandt Man with Gazette
Eric Sinclair Guardsman
Richard Avonde Marquis
Paul Dubov Cadet
John Crawford Cadet
Jerry Paris Cadet
Robin Hughes Cadet
Albert Cravens Viscount Valvert
Francis Pierlot Capuchin Monk
John Harmon Lackey (Assassin)

Technical Credits
Michael Gordon Director
Carl Foreman Screenwriter
Harry Gerstad Editor
George Glass Associate Producer
Brian Hooker Screenwriter
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe King Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley Kramer Producer
Ann Peck Costumes/Costume Designer
Franz Planer Cinematographer
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cyrano de Bergerac
1. Opening [:00]
2. You Should Die Exquisitely [9:24]
3. Roxanne [20:18]
4. No, Thank You [8:55]
5. Training Christian [12:30]
6. The Balcony [8:21]
7. Love and War [15:52]
8. It Was You [19:00]
9. Chapter 9 [18:59]

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