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Carmen (1944)

French-Italian version of the famous opera by Georges Bizet.

Director:

Christian-Jaque

Writers:

Prosper Mérimée (based on a novella by), Christian-Jaque (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viviane Romance ... Carmen
Jean Marais ... Don José
Lucien Coëdel Lucien Coëdel ... Garcia
Julien Bertheau ... Lucas, le matador / Lucas, il matador
Jean Brochard ... Lillas-Pastia
Georges Tourreil Georges Tourreil ... Dancaire
Adriano Rimoldi ... Marquez, le lieutenant des Dragons / Marquez, il tenente dei Dragoni
Elli Parvo ... Pamela
Mario Gallina Mario Gallina ... Un marchand / Un mercante
Marguerite Moreno ... La gitane / La zingara
Bernard Blier ... Remendado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Arena Anna Arena ... La dame dame dans la diligence / La bella signora nella diligenza
André Bervil André Bervil ... Un moine / Un frate
Adriana Dionisi Adriana Dionisi
Luigi Garbuio Luigi Garbuio
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French-Italian version of the famous opera by Georges Bizet.

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Taglines:

She's Sultry...Bold...Daring!

Genres:

Drama | Music

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Trivia

Although produced in 1942, the film was only released in France and Italy in 1945 (in February and May respectively). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Les dossiers de l'écran: Boulevard du crépuscule (1969) See more »

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A long line of Carmens
1 June 2006 | by guajolotlSee all my reviews

There may have once been a grain of truth in the original Merimeé novel, but it has been turned into an icon beyond recognition as much as La Dame Aux Camelias has. Vivian Romance camps it up playing "gitaine" for all it's worth. She plays it like grand opera, probably the director's immediate frame of reference. When one thinks of the Rom one thinks of oppressed people, and it is perfectly consistent to see a young woman from an oppressed group as a sexpot--- that's their value. It is no accident that the story has been redone with former slaves (Carmen Jones) and by Senegal, although in that case, while still oppressed and clandestine, she is more in command than some of the others. Two of the best Carmens are by Sara Montiel and Imperio Argentina, although there is no question that we are watching a bourgeois stereotype regarding what the directors consider a "lower class." Romance's Carmen is worth seeing for comparison.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

26 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Carmen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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