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Title Carmen Jones [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox ; Otto Preminger presents Oscar Hammerstein's ; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd ; screenplay by Harry Kleiner ; produced and directed by Otto Preminger ; an Otto Preminger production.

Imprint Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., c2001.

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 Moore Video  PN1997 .C37646 2001    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 DVD (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; 4.0 surround, stereo surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.55:1.
Language In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Note Based on Billy Rose's Broadway production of the musical play Carmen Jones.
Cast Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Joe Adams, Broc Peters, Roy Glenn, Nick Stewart, Diahann Carroll; voices LeVern Hutcherson, Marilynn Horne, Marvin Hayes.
Credits Director of photography, Sam Leavitt ; camera, Albert Myers ; film editor, Louis R. Loeffler ; music by Georges Bizet ; musical direction, Herschel Burke Gilbert ; costumes designed by Mary Ann Nyberg ; art direction by Edward L. Ilou.
Note Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1954.
Summary This is a familiar archetypal story, which is exactly where its appeal lies. Relocated to a Southern military base, Joe is a soldier about to leave for flying school, planning to marry his longtime sweetheart Cindy Lou before he goes. But free-spirited parachute packer Carmen interferes, when Joe is tasked with delivering her to jail after she gets into a vicious fight with another woman. This begins their stormy romance, and ends with Joe AWOL, the pair on the run in Chicago, and Carmen deserting Joe for professional boxer Husky Miller. Undone by her fickleness, Joe's passion for Carmen has tragic consequences.
Contents Main titles -- Joe's gal -- Carmen ("Dat's love") -- "You talk jus' like my Maw" -- Military prisoner -- "Dere's a café on de corner" -- Carmen's escape -- More problems -- Carmen's home town -- Trouble's coming -- In the stockade -- "Dis flower" -- "Beat out dat rhythm on a drum" -- "Stan' up an' fight" -- Champ's choice -- "Whizzin' away along de track" -- "There's a man I'm crazy for" -- Love on a pass -- Joe's big mistake -- Chicago -- Visiting the Champ -- Joe's suspicion -- Busting out -- "Card song" -- "My Joe" -- Confrontation -- "He's got his self another woman" -- Big fight -- "Final duet" -- "String me high on a tree."
Note Special features: Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Original one-sheet [text feature]; Previews (12 min.).
Subject Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Military police -- Drama.
African Americans -- Drama.
Musicals -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Musical films.
Romance films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Preminger, Otto. Director. Producer.
Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960. Adapter.
Kleiner, Harry. Screenwriter.
Belafonte, Harry, 1927- Performer. Actor.
Dandridge, Dorothy, 1922-1965. Actor.
Bailey, Pearl. Performer. Actor.
James, Olga. Performer. Actor.
Adams, Joe, 1922- Performer. Actor.
Peters, Brock. Performer. Actor.
Glenn, Roy, 1915-1971. Performer. Actor.
Stewart, Nick, 1910-2000. Performer. Actor.
Carroll, Diahann. Performer. Actor.
Hutcherson, LeVern. Performer.
Horne, Marilyn. Performer.
Hayes, Marvin. Performer.
Rose, Billy, 1899-1966.
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Standard No. 024543018834
Music No. 2001883 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment