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Bizet's tale of fickle femme fatale Carmen heads South with an all black cast and new lyrics by Hammerstein II. Soldier Belafonte falls big time for factory working belle Dandridge during the war, and runs off with miss thang after he kills his C.O. and quits the army. Tired of prettyboy Belafonte, Dandridge's eye wanders upon prize pugilist Escamillo, inspiring ex-soldier beau to wring her throaty little neck. Film debuts of Carroll and Peters. More than a little racist undertone to the direction. Actors' singing is dubbed.

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Available on Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Drama, War Between the Sexes, African America, Adapted from an Opera
Screenplay
Harry Kleiner
Cast
Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, Roy Glenn, Diahann Carroll, Brock Peters
Cinematography
Sam Leavitt
Director
Otto Preminger
Music
Oscar Hammerstein, Georges Bizet
Producer
Fox

Awards

Golden Globes 1955: Film--Mus./Comedy, Natl. Film Reg. 1992.

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