Jose Ferrer stars as the poetry-spouting soldier with the oversized nose in this faithful adaptation of Edmond Rostand's romantic tragedy. Using the handsome but inarticulate Christian as a conduit for his feelings, the ugly but eloquent Cyrano pours his heart out to the lovely Roxanne. And she, wooed by the beauty of the words, falls in love with Christian, not realizing that is Cyrano whose voice has aroused her passion.
Many versions of "Cyrano de Bergerac" have been filmed. The earliest one on record was made in 1925 by Augusto Genina and starred Pierre Magnier. The most recent film version was the 1990 "Cyrano" starring Gerard Depardieu.
Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.