Outstanding performance by Ferrer won him an Oscar and is central feature of film adaptation of Rostand by Brian Hooker. Essentially, the property remains stagebound; it is not well directed, nor does it seem to have had a decent budget. It is hampered by unimaginative backlot settings
and lacks the flair color would have helped supply.
For those in need of it, the plot concerns a tragic wit, born with an outrageously long nose, who lends his words to a more handsome man who is wooing the woman that both love. Your opinion of Ferrer's work will depend upon your taste in acting. This is technique work, like Olivier's. The
performance feels outward bound, theatri...