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Carmen Jones


In 1943, [[Performer~P93274~Oscar Hammerstein Jr~oscarhammersteinii]]. took Georges Bizet's opera [[Feature~V136510~Carmen~carmen]], rewrote the lyrics, changed the characters from 19th century Spaniards to World War II-era African-Americans, switched the locale to a Southern military base, and the result was Carmen Jones. [[Performer~P16799~Dorothy Dandridge~dorothydandridge]] stars as Carmen Jones, tempestuous employee of a parachute factory. [[Performer~P5054~Harry Belafonte~harrybelafonte]] plays Joe...more