Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Romance
The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.
Producer Stanley Kramer was extremely worried about the box-office prospects of this film, complaining that no one would be able to pronounce either the name of the hero, which gives the film its title, or that of the leading actor. However, it was a modest success, partly due to its low budget and partly to José Ferrer Oscar-winning performance in the lead.
Thrice happy he who hides from pomp and power/ In sylvan shade or or solitary bower/ Where balmy zephyrs fan his burning cheeks...
Cyrano de Bergerac: Clown! King of Clowns! Leave the stage at once!
In the scene in which Cyrano fights off "a hundred men" to save Ragueneau, a stunt double can be seen in some shots doubling for José Ferrer.
Also available in a computer colorized version.
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