Screen version of the musical “Carmen Jones,” which adapted Bizet's opera Carmen for an African-American cast. A soldier 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.
- Biography Of Otto Preminger
- Dorothy Dandridge
- Harry Belafonte And Saul Bass
- Theatrical Trailer
Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) Golden Globe Winner 1954.
- " 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. " – TV Guide
- " 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. " – Tom Dawson (BBC.com)
- " Interesting Preminger experiment. Modernizing with an all-black cast highlighted by Dandridge and Belafonte is first-rate. " – Bob Bloom (Journal and Courier – Lafayette, IN)