Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 16, 1950
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Audiences, traditionally willing to meet this impossibly romantic classic half way, may have to go a bit further this time.

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Emanuel Levy

Stanley Kramer's production, directed by Michael Gordon, is well acted by Jose Ferrer, who won the Best Actor Oscar.

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Scott Weinberg

Yes, even better than "Roxanne."

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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TV Guide

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.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...good acting, eloquent dialogue, high adventure, and, most of all, heartbreaking romance.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

At least some of the lines in the Rostand play are good.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Jose Ferrer's towering performance overcomes a threadbare budget and indifferent ensemble support.

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Jim Hunter
A poetic aristocrat with a large nose helps a pretty boy dolt win the heart of the woman they both love. The Rostand play of the same name is one of my… More
Marion Ravenwood
I just really loved this film. It's not perfect, but It so much fun to watch. There's sword-fighting and poetry. It was just so cool!
Byron Brubaker
If I remember correctly, the first time I saw this movie it was a colorized version on VHS. I have now seen it in its original black and white. The colorization… More
John Ballantine
Jose Ferrer's version of Cyrano misses the mark. A fact that becomes all the more obvious when you compare it to the Depardieu version of the 80s. Cyrano… More