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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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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

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


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Liebesnächte in Sevilla  »

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

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In mid-film, Carmen and Don Jose have a nighttime scene in the mountain pass hideaway. The sky in back of them - a canvas painting - is wrinkled. See more »

Quotes

Shopkeeper: [after Carmen orders a great deal of food] She's always hungry, that girl!
Old Crone: [seeing Carmen is with Don Jose, what she says implies her sexual promiscuity] Someday she'll eat the wrong thing, and then she'll howl about the pain as if she'd never been warned before.
Carmen García: [Carmen realizes this may affect Don Jose and she looks at him for a reaction] Because they've lost their own appetites, they hate to see anybody enjoy eating.
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Version of A Burlesque on Carmen (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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