MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,494 this week

The Loves of Carmen (1948)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 556 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 6 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (based upon the story of "Carmen" by)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 06 May 2012
 
a list of 122 titles
created 23 May 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Loves of Carmen (1948)

The Loves of Carmen (1948) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Loves of Carmen.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pal Joey (1957)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Acunas, a rich Argentine family, have the tradition that the daughters have to get married in order, oldest first. When sister #1 gets married, sisters #3 and #4 put pressure on Maria, ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou
The Naked Zoo (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: William Grefe
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Steve Oliver, Fay Spain
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Joseph Santley
Stars: Tony Martin, Rita Hayworth, Edith Fellows
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Quick-tempered but likable Biff grimes falls big for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he's not the only young man in the neighborhood who's smitten.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Jo Morris' marriage turned sour and heartless, she found sympathy and companionship with widower Larry Ellis. After Jo's husband is accidentally killed in a struggle over a gun with ... See full summary »

Director: Clifford Odets
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Anthony Franciosa, Gig Young
Carmen I (1983)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A married reporter's assignments carry him all over the world, which gives him ample opportunity to put the moves on the local females. He's in Lisbon attempting his latest "conquest" when ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Merle Oberon, Dennis Morgan, Rita Hayworth
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After being criticized by the Citizens' League for his inability to cope with a crime wave, Police Captain Haines orders his men in the Homicide Bureau to clean up all their cases, but ... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman
Stars: Bruce Cabot, Rita Hayworth, Marc Lawrence
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Gail Preston (Rita Hayworth), a band-singer with no shortage of enemies, is shot to death in the middle of her second song (dubbed by Gloria Franklin ---"The Greatest Attraction in the ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Barsha
Stars: Don Terry, Rita Hayworth, Robert Paige
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Ron Randell ...
Andrés
...
García
...
Arnold Moss ...
Colonel
Joseph Buloff ...
Margaret Wycherly ...
Old Crone
Bernard Nedell ...
Pablo
John Baragrey ...
Lucas
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Liebesnächte in Sevilla  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Alexander Korda was planning a version of "Carmen" to star Paulette Goddard, but in view of this production, he canceled the project. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

García: I believe we had a rendevous at the edge of town at sunset. Was I mistaken? Could I possibly have missed you? Or is it possible you didn't feel like working today?
Carmen García: No. You didn't miss me, García. I had better things to do today.
[to José]
Carmen García: Didn't we, little soldier?
García: [Grabs her] You filthy wench! You could choose your pastimes when you like, but while I'm master you'll work too!
Carmen García: Nobody is my master, you dirty old goat! I'm Carmen, and I work when I want to work.
See more »

Connections

Version of Carmen (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Love of a Gypsy (Amor di Gitano)
Written by Morris Stoloff and Fred Karger
Sung by Rita Hayworth (uncredited) (dubbed by Anita Ellis (uncredited))
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bizet Without Bizet
6 January 2004 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

It may be Composer-Screenwriter-Author Helen Deutsh was too captivated by studying the work of "Carmen" librettists Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy.

Back in 1873 this leading team penned a text for Georges Bizet's opera, "Carmen" that would support an ultimately legendary work. But times have changed.

Without Bizet's intoxicating score, this tale (from an 1845 novella by Prosper Merimee) now plays like something freshly removed from mothballs: stiled dialogue, cardboard characters and benign dramaturgy make for quite tepid viewing.

True, it's a great role for Rita, but she must utter quite cliched lines, while posturing with "Carmen mannerisms" with no real heart or soul. Mr. Ford also looks most uncomfortable as the naive novice soldier, and behaves as though he's stuck with some stagnant contractual obligation at Columbia Pictures.

Only when Ms. Hayworth is given an opportunity to dance does she truly come to life. Here she can really show off her vitality and the fruits of her long-term choreographic labours.

So, we have here Bizet's opera without Bizet's music.

The production design and costuming are most colorful as everyone struggles valiantly to breathe life into the proceedings.

Deutsch probably should have glanced at the libretto and novella, then gone on to write an original script--which should was capable of doing, based on her record of a half dozen successful musical and dramatic screenplays she penned over the years.

The recently released DVD on Columbia Classics should bring pleasure to film buffs in general and fans of Hayworth (and Ford) in particular.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
UK DVD coming in July mr-dan-hunter
Discuss The Loves of Carmen (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?