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Carmen Jones (Oscar Hammerstein\'s Carmen Jones) (1954)

Carmen Jones
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Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge
Carmen Jones
Pearl Bailey Pearl Bailey
Frankie
Olga James Olga James
Cindy Lou
Joe Adams Joe Adams
Husky Miller
Brock Peters Brock Peters
Sergeant Brown
Roy Glenn Roy Glenn
Rum Daniels
Nick Stewart Nick Stewart
Dink Franklin


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Harry Kleiner Harry Kleiner
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An average movie

1 week, 6 days ago at Jul 2 21:24
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, even though it was a decent watch, I actually had a hard time to really care about the damned thing. I don't know, maybe it was due to the fact that I saw it on the BBC without subtitles or maybe it was due to th... read more
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Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.
Release date: 28 October 1954
UPC: 024543018827
Tags: Musical (5), 1950s (4), 1954 (3), Opera (3), Nightclub (2), Corporal (2), Unrequited Love (2), Chicago Illinois (2), All Black Cast (2), Bizet (2), Temptress (2), Louisiana (2), Fistfight (2), Drama (2), Military (2), Love (2), Violence (2), Character Name In Title (2), Parachute (2), Gymnasium (2)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 week, 6 days ago

An average movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, even though it was a decent watch, I actually had a hard time to really care about the damned thing. I don't know, maybe it was due to the fact that I saw it on the BBC without subtitles or maybe it was due to the fact that I have never been a huge fan of musicals. Furthermore, I couldn't shake the idea that the whole thing was trying to be too clever for its own good. I mean, they took a classic opera and they turned it into a modern musical with an African-American cast but did these changes really add something to this tale? Nothing really in my opinion. Still, the cast was pretty good and Harry Belafo” read more

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