Hallmark Hall Of Fame

Season 12 Episode 2

Cyrano de Bergerac

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 06, 1962 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • From Andy Gill of New York Today [November 8, 1962].
      Christopher Plummer commented that his favorite actors were Paul Scofield for his "deep thinking", Laurene Olivier for his "technical know-how", Marlon Brando for his "fresh approach" and Alec Guinness "he shows masks and not the naked man".

  • Quotes

    • (from Act III of "Cyrano de Bergerac"):
      "And what is a kiss, when all is done?
      A promise given under seal - a vow
      Taken before the shine of memory-
      Over the i of Loving."

  • Notes

    • Robert Hartung whose Hallmark Hall of Fame writing credits include adaptations of Eugene O'Neill ("Ah, Wilderness!"), Maxwell Anderson ("Winterset"), Lillian Hellman ("The Little Foxes") and Laurence Housman ("Victoria Regina") now adds Edmond Rostand ("Cyrano de Bergerac") to his list.

    • "Not in 300 years had any poet achieved such exuberance of language and not in 200 years had a dramatist produced such a perfect play."

      Thus spoke TV writer Robert Hartung of poet-playwright Edmond Rostand, whos classic "Cyrano de Bergerac" will be broadcast in color on NBC-TV's Hallmark Hall of Fame Thursday, (9:30 to 11 p.m. EST), starring Christopher Plummer and Hope Lange.

    • Actor Don Harron was credited as Donald Harron.

    • An adaptation of Rostand's classic play, translated by Brian Hooker and adapted by Robert Hartung.

  • Allusions