Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he... See full summary »
In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a ... See full summary »
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William A. Seiter
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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 »
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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
Inside the Lilas Partia's, when Pablo squeezes Carmen's skirt pocket to check if she has more hidden money, her right arm is hanging. Next shot her right arm is folded. See more »
Don José Lizarabengoa:
What's the matter with me? Why don't I go away from here? It's driving me crazy knowing you're married to another man. Why don't I go away where I can't see it?
I wouldn't be married to another man... if you used your head yesterday. Would I?
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As stated elsewhere,this is a non-musical version of "Carmen", based not on the opera, but on Prosper Merimee's original story which inspired it. The movie doesn't use Bizet's music, not even as background, but the plot is essentially the same as in the opera, and the Merimee story. Without giving away the ending for those who don't know it, I will say the Production Code enforced at the time imposed an even harsher "eye for an eye" ending than in any previous or future version. The acting is sincere, if not great. Rita Hayworth is an excellent choice for Carmen; unfortunately,the producers were trying for a follow-up to the smash hit "Gilda",so they again paired her with Glenn Ford, hilariously miscast as Don Jose, her soldier-lover. (It doesn't work this time.)The sets are very obviously studio bound,and no one will ever be fooled into thinking this was really shot in Spain. The dialogue verges on typical "B" picture dialogue;in fact, if you didn't know this was "Carmen", you WOULD think it was just a trashy-but-fun-to-watch melodrama in gorgeous Technicolor.
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