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Cyrano de Bergerac


Josť Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky View All


Michael Gordon (Director), Carl Foreman (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 14th, 1950
Runtime: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Josť Ferrer won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portayal of the swordsman-poet using his silver tongue to woo the woman he loves for another man. Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization of his life that follows the broad outlines of it. The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of twelve syllables per line, very close to the...
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mark f
Cyrano is one of the great characters of literature, and Ferrer brings all his massive talent to the role of a man who feels contempt for almost all of humanity due to the fact that he feels his enormous nose has turned him into a grotesque who is unable to confess his deep love for his beautiful cousin Roxane (Mala Powers).