Director: Otto Preminger Run Time: 105 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1954
Starring: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Joe Adams, Olga James, Pearl Bailey
Screenwriters: Oscar Hammerstein II, Harry Kleiner
Producer: Otto Preminger
A stunning adaptation of Bizet’s opera Carmen starring eternal icons Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. In this 20th-century retelling, Carmen is a worker in a parachute factory and her conquest is a military private. A tragic tale of love, lust, jealousy, unfaithfulness, and murder – Carmen Jones is a luminous vehicle for the dazzling Dandridge who became the first Black woman nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award.