Carmen Jones (1954)
|Top Genres||Drama, Film Adaptation, Musical, Romance|
|Top Topics||Based on Play, Book-Based, Femme Fatale, World War II|
Carmen Jones Overview:
Carmen Jones (1954) was a Musical - Drama Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.
A sizzling screen version of Bizet's Carmen updated for an all-black cast, including an especially sizzling Dandridge. Soldier Belafonte falls for Dandridge, a seductive factory worker. The lovers flee after the soldier kills his sergeant, but Carmen's taunting faithlessness drives her lover to a crime of passion. Hammerstein provided lyrics for Bizet's melodies, and Preminger added the snap.
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Carmen Jones was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.
Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Dorothy Dandridge||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Herschel Burke Gilbert||Nominated|
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Myrt: Somethin' tells me you gonna be real bad for Chicago.
Carmen Jones: 'Scuse my dust, gentlemen. The air's gettin' mighty unconditioned 'round here.
Frankie: We'll be livin' off the fatheads of the land.
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Joyce Bryant and Elizabeth Foster also did screen tests for the role of Carmen Jones. Dorothy Dandridge did her screen test working opposite veteran actor James Edwards in the role of Joe. Edwards, whose career was on the decline, was never considered for the role.
Leontyne Price was originally assigned to dub Dorothy Dandridge's singing voice, but fell ill and was replaced by Marilyn Horne.
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