A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Flashbacks also reveal the backstage love ... See full summary »
In order to cover up his philandering ways, a married Broadway producer sets one of his dancers up on a date with a chorus girl for whom he had bought a gift, but the two dancers fall in love for real.
Following the plot of the opera, "Carmen," this story follows the wild gypsy's adventures as a siren and bandit. Carmen lures an innocent soldier to his ruin, getting him expelled from the army. He then turns to banditry, killing Carmen's husband and others. All this makes for an unhappy ending with the innocent repenting his sins and dying for them.Written by
Carmen and many other lower class women wear high heeled shoes, a type of footwear that in the Spain of the 1820s was worn only by upper and middle class women. A gypsy such as Carmen was more likely to wear abarcas and other types of slippers, or else go barefoot. See more »
[the colonel walks passed, and Carmen eyes him]
Must you roll your eyes at every man? Even the colonel?
Such an important man might be very useful if he - My eyes are my own to send where I please. Must I tell you again? No one tells Carmen's eyes where to go or how to behave but Carmen.
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This movie tried to capitalize on the (deserved ) success of "Gilda" (same director,same actors).The screenplay is faithful to Prosper Merimée's novel (Preminger's "Carmen Jones" rather found its inspiration in the opera libretto) with a slight difference in the finale .Rita Hayworth is ideally cast as Carmen and her suggestive flamenco is the peak of a rather undistinguished work.Glenn Ford ,notably ,seems ill at ease in his uniform and anyway he is not "latin" enough to portray a Spanish officer successfully.Directing lacks madness and instead of using the beautiful Spanish landscapes,all seems to have been filmed in studio.
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