Overview

José 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 Alexandrine format, but the verses sometimes lack a caesura. It is also meticulously researched, down to the names of the members of the Académie française and the dames précieuses glimpsed before the performance in the first scene. The play has been translated and performed many times, and is responsible for introducing the word "panache" into the English language.

  1. Michael Gordon

    Director

  2. Carl Foreman

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. José Ferrer

    José Ferrer

    Cyrano de Bergerac

  2. Mala Powers

    Mala Powers

    Roxane

  3. William Prince

    William Prince

    Christian de Neuvillette

  4. Morris Carnovsky

    Morris Carnovsky

    Le Bret

  5. Ralph Clanton

    Ralph Clanton

    Antoine Comte de Guiche

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Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 14, 1950
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

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