Carmen Jones (70th Anniversary)

Part of Summer Classics Series

Wednesday, June 12 · view days & times
Price: $11 | $8.50 ages 25 and under & senior* | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

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*Ages 25 and under & senior discounts apply at the box office only.

1954 | NR | 1 hr 45 min

Directed by: Otto Preminger
Starring: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey

Dorothy Dandridge, whose vibrant performance resulted in the first Oscar nomination for an African-American actress in a leading role, stars as the temptress Carmen Jones. In the film, she seduces the handsome GI Joe (Harry Belafonte) away from his sweetheart (Olga James), but after she tires of him and takes up with a heavyweight prizefighter (Joe Adams), she only succeeds in triggering Joe’s tragic revenge.

With an all-black cast this Oscar nominated version of Bizet’s opera Carmen, directed by Otto Preminger, features an iconic soundtrack from Oscar Hammerstein, including songs such as ‘Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum’, and was voluptuously shot in Cinemascope Technicolor.

Venue Information
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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