Carmen Jones

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Carmen Jones
Carmen Jones
  • NR
  • 1h 45m
  • 1954
Fresh80%
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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. 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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Otto Preminger has transferred it to the screen with taste and imagination in an opulent productio...

June 21, 2017
Guardian
Andrew Pulver
Fresh

Every frame, you feel, is freighted with the tension imposed by the never-appearing white folks. I...

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Tom Dawson
Fresh

The best reason to revisit Carmen Jones lies in Dorothy Dandridge's electrifying performance, whic...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Rotten

The somewhat heavy-handed direction and the ultimately two-dimensional characters leave you admiri...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 1, 1954
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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