Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac1950

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky, Ralph Clanton
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 137 minutes

Edmond Rostand's ineffably romantic play about the big-nosed soldier and swordsman with a poet's soul looks stagey in this 1950 film adaptation. But, thanks to a heartfelt performance by Jose Ferrer (who won an Oscar for the role), the beauty of Ros… more »

Cyrano de Bergerac:
You may go/ Or tell me, why are you staring at my nose?

The Meddler:

Cyrano de Bergerac:
It disgusts you then? Does its color appear to you unwholesome? /Or its form obscene? Perhaps a pimple ornaments the end of it, /Or a fly parading up and down,/ What is this portent, this phenomenon?

The Meddler:
But I've been careful not to look!

Cyrano de Bergerac:
And why not, if you please?/ Possibly you find it just a trifle large!

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