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Carmen Jones

1954 | 1h 45m | Musical, Drama, Classic

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In 1943, Oscar Hammerstein Jr. took Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, rewrote the lyrics, changed the characters from 19th century Spaniards to World War II-era African-Americans, switched the locale to a Southern military base, and the result was Carmen Jones. Dorothy Dandridge stars as Carmen Jones, tempestuous employee of a parachute factory. Harry Belafonte plays Joe (originally José), a young military officer engaged to marry virginal Cindy Lou (Olga James). When Carmen gets into a fight with another girl, she is placed under arrest and put in Joe's charge. Succumbing to her attractiveness, ...


Otto Preminger


Dorothy Dandridge Pearl Bailey Harry Belafonte Diahann Carroll Olga James Joe Adams Nick Stewart Roy Glenn Brock Peters Madame Sul-Te-Wan

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28 Oct 1954

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