Cyrano de Bergerac: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1950 black-and-white feature film based on the 1897 French language Alexandrines verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac (play) by Edmond Rostand. It uses poet Brian Hooker (poet)'s 1923 English language blank verse translation as the basis for its screenplay. The film was the first motion picture version in English of Rostand's play, though there were several earlier adaptations in different languages.
The 1950 film was produced by Stanley Kramer and directed by Michael Gordon (film director). José Ferrer received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring performance as Cyrano de Bergerac. Mala Powers played Roxane, and William Prince (actor) portrayed Christian de Neuvillette.
$2 Movie Monday: Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
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