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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, ...

Director

Otto Preminger

Writers

Stars

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

Release date

28 Oct 1954

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