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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, ...

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'Carmen Jones' Movie details

Director

Otto Preminger

Stars

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

UK release date

28 Oct 1954
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