Carmen Jones Movie Review 1954

Information and Film Reviews for Carmen Jones the Movie

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Bizet's tale of fickle femme fatale Carmen heads South with an all black cast and new lyrics by Hammerstein II. Soldier Belafonte falls big time for factory working belle Dandridge during the war, and runs off with miss thang after he kills his C.O. and quits the army. Tired of prettyboy Belafonte, Dandridge's eye wanders upon prize pugilist Escamillo, inspiring ex-soldier beau to wring her throaty little neck. Film debuts of Carroll and Peters. More than a little racist undertone to the direction. Actors' singing is dubbed.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, War Between the Sexes, African America, Adapted from an Opera
Harry Kleiner
Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, Roy Glenn, Diahann Carroll, Brock Peters
Sam Leavitt
Otto Preminger
Oscar Hammerstein, Georges Bizet


Golden Globes 1955: Film--Mus./Comedy, Natl. Film Reg. 1992.

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