Jose Ferrer's dynamic performance is at the heart of this stylish adaptation of Edmond Rostand's timeless romance. Michael Gordon's skillful direction keeps the production cinematic while closely following the original 1897 stage play. Best actor oscar to Ferrer, 1951. The complete film is here at IA in the Feature Films Collection.
Very loosely adapted and updated in 1987 as the romantic comedy, "Roxanne," starring Steve Martin.