Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano is madly in love with Roxanne, knowing that she will never love him because of his huge nose. The film features an Academy Award winning performance by Jose Ferrer.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: November 18, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1950 - Best Actor: José Ferrer

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 13


User Ratings: 3,142
Cyrano de Bergcrac is one of Hollywood's happiest attempts at a classic. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 29, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- Yes, even better than "Roxanne."
Jul 27, 2002
Rating: 4/5 -- Jose Ferrer's towering performance overcomes a threadbare budget and indifferent ensemble support.
Film Threat
Jun 22, 2007
Rating: 3.5/4 -- 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. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 7, 2007
Rating: 8/10 -- ...good acting, eloquent dialogue, high adventure, and, most of all, heartbreaking romance. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Jan 1, 2000
Audiences, traditionally willing to meet this impossibly romantic classic half way, may have to go a bit further this time. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Nov 7, 2007
At least some of the lines in the Rostand play are good. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000

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This classic romantic tragedy comes alive with a stunning performance by Jose Ferrer as the dashing hero whose large nose stands in the way of love. The audacious Cyrano is quick to defend himself against mockery, but is weak and timid in love. When he falls for the beautiful Roxanne (Mala Powers) he is frozen with fear. The tongue-twisted Christian (William Prince), also pursuing Roxanne, commissions Cyrano to write love letters that will win her affection. Not until long married to Christian does Roxanne realize the real author of the letters and her true love. With dialogue of poetic beauty, Cyrano De Bergerac, produced by Stanley Kramer (The Wild One, High Noon), also features swashbuckling sword fighting sequences and an Academy Award winning performance by Jose Ferrer.

Product Description:

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.


Production Notes:

  • 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.
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The REAL Cyrano de Bergerac Movie Lover: from Sunny Isles Beach, FL -- October, 28, 2005

The newer Cyrano doesn't hold a candle to Jose Ferrer's tour-de-force classic performance. I taped this off A&E many years ago and now feel very lucky to find it on DVD! If you have any heart in you at all, this wonderful classic will surely touch it. It also has one of the greatest sword fights ever filmed (the second greatest, in my opinion, being that of the one in The Princess Bride, between Cary Elwes (the Dread Pirate Roberts) and Mandy Patinkin (Inugo Montoya, drunken ruffian). If you love REAL classics, finely acted, this Cyrano is for you!

Cyrano De Bergrac Movie Lover: from long beach -- March, 24, 2004

Without a dought the best performance ever by an actor. You can forget the story line altogether and solely admire the increasable character that Jose Ferrer displays. When ever has an actor been asked to display so many characters all in one movie and be flawless in everyone?

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 14,338
  • UPC: 089218607096
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