Cyrano De Bergerac
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Audiences, traditionally willing to meet this impossibly romantic classic half way, may have to go a bit further this time."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Stanley Kramer's production, directed by Michael Gordon, is well acted by Jose Ferrer, who won the Best Actor Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Yes, even better than "Roxanne.""
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Withal, there is beauty and magic in the things that Cyrano says. He is still a magnificent character. Thank goodness, he is on the screen."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Your opinion of Ferrer's work will depend upon your taste in acting. This is technique work, like Olivier's. The performance feels outward bound, theatrical, expert in that manner."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"...good acting, eloquent dialogue, high adventure, and, most of all, heartbreaking romance."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"At least some of the lines in the Rostand play are good."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Jose Ferrer's towering performance overcomes a threadbare budget and indifferent ensemble support."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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