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The Loves of Carmen (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Music | 23 August 1948 (USA)
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:

Charles Vidor

Writers:

Helen Deutsch (screenplay), Prosper Mérimée (based upon the story of "Carmen" by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rita Hayworth ... Carmen
Glenn Ford ... Don José Lizarabengoa
Ron Randell ... Andrés
Victor Jory ... García
Luther Adler ... Dancaire
Arnold Moss ... Colonel
Joseph Buloff ... Remendado
Margaret Wycherly ... Old Crone
Bernard Nedell ... Pablo
John Baragrey ... Lucas
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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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Trivia

Prosper Merimee's famous story was first proposed as a vehicle for Rita Hayworth by her then husband, Orson Welles. He planned to write and direct a version based directly on the novel rather than the better-known opera version. However, his idea was turned down by Columbia boss Harry Cohn - who, however, revived the idea for Hayworth almost as soon as she and Welles broke up. (They were divorced in 1947). See more »

Goofs

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

Don José Lizarabengoa: But why was I walking? Because I was punished for letting you escape, that's why.
Carmen García: All that for me. Just imagine. I owe you a great deal, it seems. How much longer must you stand here?
Don José Lizarabengoa: Of what importance is that to you?
[Carmen starts to walk away, clicking her castanets, Jose stops her]
Don José Lizarabengoa: Another hour, just one more and I can leave here. I'm confined to the barracks, but I'll get away, I swear it.
Carmen García: Come to think of it, I'm beginning to be bored with this party. I think I shall run away from it and go ...
[...]
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Connections

Version of Carmen (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

The Love of a Gypsy (Amor di Gitano)
(uncredited)
Written by Morris Stoloff and Fred Karger
Performed by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Anita Ellis
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Doomed Love
7 July 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the naive and honored soldier Don José Lizarabengoa (Glenn Ford) meets the promiscuous gypsy Carmen (Rita Hayworth), he is bewitched by her beauty in the beginning of his downfall. Don José becomes his lover disobeying superior orders and when his colonel surprises him with Carmen, he accidentally kills him becoming an outlaw. His doomed love leads Don José and Carmen to a tragic end.

"Carmen", a.k.a. "The Loves of Carmen", is a melodramatic love story based on the novel "Carmen" and a remake of Raoul Walsh´s 1927 version directed by Charles Vidor and with the top-notch beauty of Rita Hayworth to give credibility to the plot. The unhappy ending is predictable even for those that watch "Carmen" for the first time. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Os Amores de Carmen" ("The Loves of Carmen")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebesnächte in Sevilla See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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