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The Loves of Carmen (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Music | 23 August 1948 (USA)
A beautiful but amoral gypsy girl entices a young dragoon to betray his honor and get cashiered from the service, and for her sake he soon turns to a life of crime.

Director:

Charles Vidor

Writers:

Helen Deutsch (screenplay), Prosper Mérimée (based upon the story of "Carmen" by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rita Hayworth ... Carmen
Glenn Ford ... Don José Lizarabengoa
Ron Randell ... Andrés
Victor Jory ... García
Luther Adler ... Dancaire
Arnold Moss ... Colonel
Joseph Buloff ... Remendado
Margaret Wycherly ... Old Crone
Bernard Nedell ... Pablo
John Baragrey ... Lucas
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Storyline

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 Ed Lorusso

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Taglines:

A story of beauty and savagery...love and hate...splendor and shame...


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebesnächte in Sevilla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rita Hayworth's father, Eduardo Cansino, worked as a choreographer on the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Andrés: [the colonel walks passed, and Carmen eyes him] Must you roll your eyes at every man? Even the colonel?
Carmen García: 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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Connections

Version of Carmen (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Love of a Gypsy (Amor di Gitano)
(uncredited)
Written by Morris Stoloff and Fred Karger
Performed by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Anita Ellis
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Spanish is the loving tongue
8 April 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

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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