France, 1640: Cyrano (Jose Ferrer), the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane (Mala Powers). She, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian (William Prince). The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with dire consequences.
Following a brief battle with colon cancer, Jose Ferrer passed away in Coral Gables, Florida on January 26, 1992. He was 80.