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The entire film was originally tinted lavender. There have been numerous adaptations of Prosper Mérimée's novella Carmen, as well as the 1875 Georges Bizet opera that was based on the story. For additional information, please consult the entries for the 1948 Columbia release The Loves of Carmen, directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford, and the 1955 Twentieth Century-Fox production Carmen Jones, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry ... More Less

The entire film was originally tinted lavender. There have been numerous adaptations of Prosper Mérimée's novella Carmen, as well as the 1875 Georges Bizet opera that was based on the story. For additional information, please consult the entries for the 1948 Columbia release The Loves of Carmen, directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford, and the 1955 Twentieth Century-Fox production Carmen Jones, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
2 Oct 1927.
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Moving Picture World
8 Oct 1927
p. 381.
New York Times
27 Sep 1927
p. 31.
Variety
28 Sep 1927
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée in La revue des deux mondes (Paris, 15 Oct 1845).
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 September 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 August 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24337
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,538
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

"Carmen, a gypsy, working in a Spanish cigar factory, is flaunted by Escamillo, the bullfighter, but infatuates José, a soldier, who aids her to escape from jail and follows her to the gypsy camp. Tiring of his love, Carmen finally fascinates Escamillo and the love-crazed José kills her at a bull fight just as Escamillo is being proclaimed by the audience." ( Moving Picture World, 8 Oct 1927, p. ... +


"Carmen, a gypsy, working in a Spanish cigar factory, is flaunted by Escamillo, the bullfighter, but infatuates José, a soldier, who aids her to escape from jail and follows her to the gypsy camp. Tiring of his love, Carmen finally fascinates Escamillo and the love-crazed José kills her at a bull fight just as Escamillo is being proclaimed by the audience." ( Moving Picture World, 8 Oct 1927, p. 381.) +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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