Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. Much cut from the play, but dialogue not rewritten.

(Plot summary written by Written by Rod Crawford –

Runtime original: 01:42:00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:49

Director: Michael Gordon

Writer: Carl Foreman (screenplay), Edmond Rostand (play), Brian Hooker (play translation)

Editor: Harry W. Gerstad

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I have always loved this movie, and thought it would be great fun trimming it down for this contest. Little did I know that I would have to chop out almost all of my favorite parts to get it down to size. I think next time I will choose something a little less close to my heart.


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