Carmen Jones

79
  • NR
Powered by Georges 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... read more
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Powered by Georges 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 soldier, 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 takes up with a heavyweight prize-fighter (Joe Adams). Triggering Joe's tragic revenge. Helping to set the screen on fire are Pearl Bailey and Diahann Carroll, part of the "sensational troupe" that makes this jubilant musical film "hard to beat."

Original Release

10/28/1954

US Release

10/28/1954

Cast

Directors

Otto Preminger

Writers

Prosper Mérimée, Oscar Hammerstein II, Harry Kleiner

Cast

Harry Belafonte Joe
Dorothy Dandridge Carmen Jones
Pearl Bailey Frankie
Olga James Cindy Lou
Joe Adams Husky Miller
Brock Peters Sergeant Brown
Roy Glenn Rum Daniels
Diahann Carroll Myrt
Alvin Ailey Dance Soloist
DeForest Covan Trainer
Bernie Hamilton Reporter
Sam McDaniel Waiter
Max Roach Max
Archie Savage Dance Soloist
Carmen De Lavallade Dance Soloist
Mauri Leighton Sally
Carmencita Romero Dancer
Madame Sul-Te-Wan Hagar - Carmen's Grandmother
Nick Stewart Dink Franklin
Marilyn Horne Carmen Jones / Carmen Jones (voice)

Producers

Editors

Louis R. Loeffler

1955OscarBest Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1955OscarBest Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Nominated
1955Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
1955Golden GlobeMost Promising Newcomer - Male Won
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