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Carmen JonesCarmen Jones is an adaptation of Bizet's legendary opera, Carmen. It tells the story of a young, free spirited woman called Carmen Jones whose great beauty is the object of many men's desires. However, Carmen sets her sights on young army officer Joe, who is engaged to his sweetheart, Cindy Lou. Joe quickly succumbs to Carmen's charms , forsaking his Cindy Lou, thus beginning the tragic love story.Keywords:
Actors of "Carmen Jones"
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Directors of "Carmen Jones"Otto PremingerBirthdate: 5 December 1905, Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary [now Vyzhnytsia, Chernivetska oblast, Ukraine]
Creators of "Carmen Jones"Oscar Hammerstein IIBirthdate: 12 July 1895, New York City, New York, USAHarry KleinerBirthdate: 10 September 1916, Tiflis, Russian Empire [now Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia]
Critic Reviews of "Carmen Jones"VarietyOctober 23, 2007
Otto Preminger has transferred it to the screen with taste and imagination in an opulent production.Chicago ReaderOctober 23, 2007
Impeccably liberal in its time, the film has not aged gracefully, although Dorothy Dandridge's performance in the lead remains a testimony to a black cinema that might have been.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
The somewhat heavy-handed direction and the ultimately two-dimensional characters leave you admiring the workmanship without plucking at the necessary emotional/romantic heart-strings.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
A crazy mixed-up film.Movie MetropolisDecember 17, 2013
If you're not a fan of opera, you probably won't care much for 'Carmen Jones,' despite some pretty solid acting and scenes that bring postwar America to life.EmanuelLevy.ComJuly 14, 2010
Dorothy Dandridge became the very first black woman to receive Best Actress Oscar nomination for Otto Preimger's audacious (for the early 1950s) all-black musical of the famous opera.Goatdog's MoviesOctober 01, 2009
A film in which talented, attractive people sing ugly lyrics to beautiful music in other people's beautiful voices amid ugly shot framing and ill-timed cutting.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJanuary 27, 2008
Electric performance by Dorothy Dandridge as the sultry whorish Carmen Jones.TV GuideOctober 23, 2007
Preminger's heavy-handed adaptation of a Broadway triumph combines gorgeous music with risible lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; the project is saved by a terrific cast.BBC.comFebruary 10, 2007
The best reason to revisit Carmen Jones lies in Dorothy Dandridge's electrifying performance, which saw her become the first African-American to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.GuardianFebruary 10, 2007
Every frame, you feel, is freighted with the tension imposed by the never-appearing white folks. It was, however, laudable in its desire to showcase the talents of African-American performers who were denied opportunities in Hollywood.Empire MagazineFebruary 09, 2007
Woefully miscast in places and extremely dubious in its portrayal of African-Americans but does boast an on-form Dorothy Dandridge.
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