Contemporary version of the opera by Georges Bizet with the characters changing from nineteenth century Spaniards to World War II Afro-Americans in a Southern military base. Carmen Jones is desired by many of the men but she is after Joe. However, he is engaged to Cindy Lou...
Screen version of the musical "Carmen Jones," which adapted Bizet's opera "Carmen" for an all-black cast. Army soldier Joe (Harry Belafonte) falls in love with Carmen (Dorothy Dandridge in an Oscar nominated role), a beautiful and seductive factory worker. When he kills his sergeant during a fight, the ill-fated lovers flee to escape the police. But Carmen's faithlessness and selfishness eventually surface, and she rejects Joe for another man. But he can't let her go, and his obsessive love ultimately leads to tragedy.
Theatrical Trailer, Otto Preminger Dorothy Dandridge Harry Belafonte Saul Bass Biographies
Release Date: 29 March 2004
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 Wide Screen
Running Time: 105 minutes
Production Year: 1954
Main Language: English
Hearing Impaired Languages: English
Not really a classic but good songs
It's Belafonte and the music that saves this from being a two star film. Like the Presley musicals, the storyline is very weak and not particularly well acted but you keep waiting for the next song.