In order to help her smuggler kinsmen, a sultry gypsy seduces and corrupts an officer of the Civil Guard turning him into a traitor and murderer.



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A group of gypsy smugglers are frustrated in their attempts to bring their contraband into the city by Don Jose, an incorruptible officer in the Civil Guard. In order to help her kinsmen, the sultry Carmen seduces him, persuading him to abandon his post and look the other way. When his infatuation leads him to kill a fellow guardsman in order to prevent her arrest, he becomes a wanted fugitive. The capricious, fickle Carmen resents his possessiveness and leaves him for a famous toreador in Seville. Obsessed and frustrated, a distraught Don Jose follows her to the bullring with tragic consequences. Written by duke1029

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Release Date:

31 October 1915 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Кармен  »

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$23,430 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Carmen: I will give you this incorruptible officer bound hands and feet - by love.
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Farrar unforgettable in arresting debut.

This short film is all Farrar, who gives a subtle performance as the doomed flirt in this, her first film. Ms. Farrar is no glamour girl - she is rather homely, very reminiscent of Anna Magnani, but manages to "act" sexy and alluring. She is the whole reason for viewing this film. It's surprising that she is so subtle an actress, given this was her first film and that she came from the operatic stage, known then for its emotional excesses in acting technique. The print on KINO is excellent and arrestingly tinted. Wallace Reid is attractive but not terribly memorable as Don Jose. View this for Farrar and for early DeMille.

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