The Philco Television Playhouse

Season 1 Episode 15

Cyrano de Bergerac

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 09, 1949 on NBC
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Cyrano de Bergerac
The poetry-spouting soldier with the oversized nose, Cyrano uses 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 it is Cyrano whose voice has aroused her passion.moreless

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José Ferrer

José Ferrer

Cyrano de Bergerac

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Ernest Graves

Ernest Graves

Christian de Neuvillette

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Frances Reid

Frances Reid


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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Cyrano also appeared as an episode of "Fantasy Island" on October 24, 1981 starring John Saxon as Cyrano.

    • In 1945 a "Cyrano de Bergerac" French-language black-and-white film version was made, starring Claude Dauphin.

    • "Cyrano de Bergerac" was also made into a 1925 film version starring Pierre Magnier and was notable for its laborious hand coloring using the Pathécolor stencil process, in which groundstone glass is cut with a pantograph in the shape of an object to conform with what is on the 35mm print.

    • In 1900 a silent version of Cyrano de Bergerac" was made starring Constant Coquelin who originally created the role. A sound-on-cylinder recording was made of Coquelin reciting Cyrano's speech.

    • The story was adapted into a 1987 comedy film entitled Roxanne which starred Steve Martin as the nose of affection and admirer of Daryl Hannah.

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  • NOTES (4)

    • Jose Ferrer also starred in the Broadway play "Cyrano de Bergerac" from October 6, 1946 until March 22, 1947 for 193 performances. He won the 1947 TONY for his performance.

    • Jose Ferrer also starred in the 1950 film version of Cyrano de Bergerac" which won him an Academy Award (OSCAR).

    • The historical production of "Cyrano De Bergerac" debuted in Paris in 1897. A translated Broadway production opened in 1899 and was revived in 1923, 1946 and 1984.

    • Cyrano de Bergerac" is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand.