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Edward Everett Horton
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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
The American Film Catalog of Feature Films 1941-1950 identifies Don José as Don José Mizarabengoa, but several "Wanted" posters in the film itself all clearly identify him as Don José Lizarabengoa, as posted on IMDb. See more »
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 »
You're a nice boy but I don't love you. I don't love anybody. I never in my life loved anybody. And you're just the sort of big stupid who falls in love in return for a kiss. And then makes a nuisance of himself.
[She opens a back door]
You can go out this back way.
[Don Jose stands there confused]
Get out. Have you lost your hearing? I said go home!
Don José Lizarabengoa:
Because... Because I'm afraid that... that someday you will be very cruel.
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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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