A beautiful but amoral gypsy girl entices a young dragoon to betray his honor and get cashiered from the service, and for her sake he soon turns to a life of crime.

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Following the plot of the opera, "Carmen," this story follows the wild gypsy's adventures as a siren and bandit. Carmen lures an innocent soldier to his ruin, getting him expelled from the army. He then turns to banditry, killing Carmen's husband and others. All this makes for an unhappy ending with the innocent repenting his sins and dying for them. Written by Ed Lorusso

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A story of beauty and savagery...love and hate...splendor and shame...


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23 August 1948 (USA)  »

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Liebesnächte in Sevilla  »

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Rita Hayworth's middle name is Carmen. See more »

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After Don Jose helps Carmen down from the wall, several oranges fall near her feet. The next shot shows him grabbing the oranges scattered a little way from her feet. See more »

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Old Crone: [Reading Carmen's fortune] One love. One love emerges from all the rest. And makes the others nothing.
Carmen García: You're talking nonsense, old witch. There is no such thing as one love to Carmen.
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Version of Carmen (2002) See more »

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The Love of a Gypsy (Amor di Gitano)
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Written by Morris Stoloff and Fred Karger
Performed by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Anita Ellis
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original in Spanish "El gato montes"
15 April 2011 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I'have seen this movie many years ago. the movie is very good mainly for the acting of beautiful Rita Hayworth, but as always Hollywood producers have the bad habit of change stories.The original story is written by Manuel Pinella and the title is "El gato montes", opera in three acts. in 1917 was presented in Madrid and 13 September 1922 in Park Theatre, New York. the opera (story) is based in rivaltry between the toreador and the bandit Juanillo for the love of gypsy Solea, her loves really the bandit, who become an outlaw for defender the honor of Solea, but she fells atach to the toreador in gratitude for him assist her when she was in some difficulties when was wandering in the streets. The two rivals confront in a duel with knife but Solea spare them. then the next Sunday Rafael the toreador (bullfighter), is catch in a corrida and dies. Juanillo the bandit kidnap Solea and take her to the sierra refuge, but he is porsuit till there, because he is afraid to be taken for the civil guards he prefers to die and ask one of his friend to shot him to death and so he lies dead in the arms of Solea. I agree that the cast of Glen Ford was a mistake in the role of civil guard after becomes the bandit. I should prefer for this role Douglas Fairbanks who has more the type of Latin and who can act much better, remember him in "The corsican brothers" and his father in the "The mark of zorro", among others.


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