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Cyrano De Bergerac Details


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. William Prince 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Awarded by
Directors Guild of America Michael Gordon Best Director 1951 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mala Powers New Star of the Year 1950 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association José Ferrer Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1950 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences José Ferrer Best Actor 1950 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Franz Planer Best Cinematography - Black and White 1950 Winner


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


Michael Gordon
Stanley Kramer
Carl Foreman
Brian Hooker
Edmond Rostand
Play Author
Franz Planer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Gerstad
George Glass
Associate Producer