Cyrano de Bergerac (1950 Jose Ferrer)
Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1950 black-and-white film based on the 1897 play by Edmond Rostand. It was directed by Michael Gordon and starred Jose Ferrer as Cyrano de Bergerac, Mala Powers as Roxanne, and William Prince as Christian de Neuvillette.
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.
Jose Ferrer won an Academy Award for his portrayal of de Bergerac, and Mala Powers was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Roxanne.