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The Loves of Carmen (1948)

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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Release Date:

23 August 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Liebesnächte in Sevilla  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rita Hayworth's brother, Vernon Cansino, played one of the Dragoon soldiers that helps Don Jose escort her to prison. See more »


When the carriage arrives at the Colonel's party, Don Jose is walking to the opposite side. In the next shot, when the passengers step down, Don Jose is stopped and turned to the other side. See more »


Don José Lizarabengoa: I'm Jose Lizarbengoa. Just arrived in Seville, señorita.
Carmen García: Señorita? Me
[She laughs]
Carmen García: You have just arrived in Seville!
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Version of U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005) See more »


The Love of a Gypsy (Amor di Gitano)
Written by Morris Stoloff and Fred Karger
Performed by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Anita Ellis
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Hayworth vehicle
23 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's early 19th century Spain. Carmen (Rita Hayworth) is one of the wild lawless persecuted gypsies. She attacks another woman with a knife. Earnest soldier Don José (Glenn Ford) takes her into custody. She escapes and he's punished while she's dancing for his superior officer García. Nevertheless, he continues to be completely taken with her. He gets pulled further and further into her world. García catches Don José with Carmen. The men get into a duel and García is killed.

This is a Rita Hayworth vehicle. She gets to do a dance and lip sync a song. She taps into her Spanish heritage even though some may complain about white washing. The actual white washing has to be Glenn Ford. Hayworth has her dance background to fall back on but Ford is terribly stiff. It's fine initially to be a soldier with a stiff upper lip. It gets harder and harder to show the needed passion. It's also too bad that this isn't more a song and dance musical. This is not anything more than what you expect for a hot red-headed Hayworth.

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