Carmen Jones Poster

Release Date: October 28th, 1954

DVD Release Date: January 22nd, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Screen version of the musical "Carmen Jones," which adapted Bizet's opera Carmen for an African-American cast. A soldier falls for Dandridge, a seductive factory worker. The lovers flee after the soldier kills his sergeant, but Carmen's taunting faithlessness drives her lover to a crime of passion.

Cast: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Diahann Carroll, Roy E. Glenn Sr., Nick Stewart, Joe Adams

Director: Otto Preminger

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Carlyle Productions, Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Forbidden love, Murder, Love interest, Soldier, Temptation, Love triangle, Suspenseful, Emotional, 1950s, Rivalry


Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actress
Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)