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Dorothy Dandridge, whose vibrant performance earned the first Oscar nomination for an African American actress in a leading role, stars as the beautiful temptress Carmen Jones in this classic musical, produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The seductive Carmen lures the handsome GI Joe (Harry Belafonte) away from his sweetheart Cindy (Olga James), but she soon tires of him and takes up with a heavyweight prizefighter (Joe Adams), triggering a tragic turn of events. Upon its release, Carmen Jones was rightly hailed as a milestone in musical cinema. Boasting an all-black cast including Pearl Bailey and Diahann Carroll, this critically acclaimed adaptation of Bizet's opera Carmen is voluptuously shot in Cinemascope and Technicolor, and features an iconic soundtrack from Oscar Hammerstein.
|Audio||English PCM Stereo Audio, English DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0|
|Cast||Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey|
|HOH (Hard of Hearing)||Yes|
|Special Features||Presented In High Definition Karen Alexander On Carmen Jones (2016, 8 Mins): A Newly Filmed Appreciation, Audio Commentary By Adrian Martin The Guardian Interview: Harry Belafonte Interviewed At The National Film Theatre (1996, 69 Mins), The Actor And Performer Discusses His Life In Film And Music, Stills And Posters Gallery (2 Mins), Original Theatrical Trailer, Illustrated Booklet With New Writing By Chris Fujiwara And Full Film Credits|
|Year Of Release||1954|