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Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

This is a padded-out, four-reel version of the two-reel short of the same title released in 1915, a spoof of the opera and film versions of Bizet's Carmen. Darn Hosiery, a Spanish officer, is led astray by the gypsy girl Carmen.

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This is a parody of two "Carmen"s, Bizet's opera and a movie (1915) starring Geraldine Farrar. Smugglers come ashore. Their leader sends the gypsy Carmen to lure Don Jose (called Darn Hosiery) away so they can get the contraband to town. There are grand swordfights, deaths, returns to life. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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This film received its New York City television premiere Wednesday 28 February 1945 on WABD (then broadcasting on Channel 4); it was once again telecast 8 December 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Version of Carmen (1969) See more »

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Charlie Chaplin and High Culture
8 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Chaplin takes this opportunity to take the mickey out of high culture in this satire on 'Carmen'. Only the upper classes could frequent the theatre before the 19th century. In the Victorian era, the middle classes joined them. In the 20th century, Chaplin took the mickey out of them as the chosen representative of the working classes.

Great film.


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