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April 1916 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Charles Chaplin ... Officer Darn Hosiery
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Sellers ... Narrator 1951 UK Sound Version
Lawrence A. Bowes ... Soldier (uncredited)
Frank J. Coleman ... Soldier (uncredited)
Jack Henderson ... Pastia - Tavern Keeper (uncredited)

Bud Jamison ... Soldier of the Guard (uncredited)

Edna Purviance ... Carmen - the Gypsy (uncredited)
John Rand ... Escamillo - a Toreador (uncredited)
Wesley Ruggles ... A Vagabond (uncredited)

Ben Turpin ... Remendados - The Smuggler (uncredited)
Leo White ... Corporal Morales (uncredited)
May White ... Frasquita (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Chaplin  uncredited
Prosper Mérimée  novel "Carmen" (uncredited)

Produced by
Jess Robbins .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Harry Ensign (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Herman G. Weinberg (uncredited)
Production Design by
Albert Couder (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ernest Van Pelt .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
E.T. Mazy .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Timothy Brock .... conductor (2014)
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna .... performers (2014)
Hugo Riesenfeld .... music arranger (uncredited)
Other crew
Herman G. Weinberg .... subtitler (uncredited)
Leo White .... director: new footage (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen" - USA (complete title)
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USA:44 min (17 fps) (original version: 2 reels) | 30 min (2014 restoration)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Most circulating prints of this 4-reel edition now stem from a 1928 reissue by a company called Quality Amusement Corp.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Carmen (1915/II)See more »


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1 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Charlie Chaplin and High Culture, 8 March 2002
Author: The Black Englishman from London, England

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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