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Carmen Jones (1954)

G 105 min - Drama, Music, Romance - 27 October 1954
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Powered by George Bizet's grand music and Oscar Hammerstein II's magnificent lyrics, this Americanized all-black version of the classic opera Carmen is "a dynamic...superb show" with a positively "incandescent Carmen." (Newsweek) Oscar® nominee Dorothy Dandridge stars in the title role, a passionate, sexy creature who lures Joe (Harry Belafonte) a handsome solider, away from his sweetheart (Olga James). Following a fatal brawl with his sergeant, Joe deserts his regiment with the sultry femme fatale. But Carmen soon tires of him and take up with a heavyweight prize-fighter (Joe Adams), triggering Joe's tragic revenge.

Director:  Otto Preminger
Stars:  Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Olga James, Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters, Roy Glenn, Diahann Carroll, Joe Adams

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Powered by George Bizet's grand music and Oscar Hammerstein II's magnificent lyrics, this Americanized all-black version of the classic opera Carmen is "a dynamic...superb show" with a positively "incandescent Carmen." (Newsweek) Oscar® nominee Dorothy Dandridge stars in the title role, a passionate, sexy creature who lures Joe (Harry Belafonte) a handsome solider, away from his sweetheart (Olga James). Following a fatal brawl with his sergeant, Joe deserts his regiment with the sultry femme fatale. But Carmen soon tires of him and take up with a heavyweight prize-fighter (Joe Adams), triggering Joe's tragic revenge.



Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

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Language:  English
Release Date:  27 October 1954

Box Office

Budget:  $750,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Carlyle Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 45 min

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