Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

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Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1950 American adventure comedy film based on the 1897 French Alexandrin verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. It uses poet Brian Hooker’s 1923 English blank verse translation as the basis for its screenplay. The film was the first motion picture version in English of Rostand’s play, though there were several earlier adaptations in different languages.

The 1950 film was produced by Stanley Kramer and directed by Michael Gordon. José Ferrer received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring performance as Cyrano de Bergerac. Mala Powers played Roxane, and William Prince portrayed Christian de Neuvillette.

Cast: José Ferrer as Cyrano de Bergerac Mala Powers as Roxane William Prince as Christian de Neuvillette Morris Carnovsky as Le Bret Ralph Clanton as Antoine, Comte de Guiche Lloyd Corrigan as Ragueneau Virginia Farmer as Roxane’s duenna Edgar Barrier as Cardinal Richelieu Elena Verdugo as the Orange Girl Albert Cavens as the Viscount de Valvert Arthur Blake as Montfleury Don Beddoe as The Meddler Percy Helton as Bellerose Francis Pierlot as Monk

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