Carmen Jones

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1954 film.

Loosely based on the 1943 musical, an all-black stage adaptation of Bizet's 1875 opera "Carmen," which was in turn based on Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy's 1845 novella. A parachute factory worker has a reputation for promiscuous behavior, but finds herself obsessed with the one man she cannot have: Joe, an engaged army officer.

Set in North Carolina.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good, with two closed tears to the right edge.

National Film Registry. BFI 611.

[Book #150724]