Carmen (1915 Cecil B. DeMille film)
|Directed by||Cecil B. DeMille|
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky
Cecil B. DeMille
|Written by||William C. DeMille|
by Prosper Mérimée
|Music by||Hugo Riesenfeld
Samuel L. Rothafel
|Editing by||Anne Bauchens
Cecil B. DeMille
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||65 minutes (4512 feet: 5 reels)|
Carmen is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It is based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée. The existing versions of this film appear to be from the 1918, re-edited release.
Don Jose, an officer of the law, is seduced by the gypsy girl Carmen, in order to facilitate her clan's smuggling endeavors. Don Jose becomes obsessed, turning to violent crime himself in order to keep the attentions of Carmen.
- Geraldine Farrar - Carmen
- Wallace Reid - Don Jose
- Pedro de Cordoba - Escamillo
- Horace B. Carpenter - Pastia
- William Elmer - Morales
- Jeanie Macpherson - Gypsy girl
- Anita King - Gypsy girl
- Milton Brown - Garcia
- Tex Driscoll
- Raymond Hatton - Spectator at Bullfight (uncredited)
- The House That Shadows Built (1931 promotional film released by Paramount)
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Carmen". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- Higashi, Sumiko (1994). Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture: The Silent Era (University of California Press), p. 217. ISBN 0-520-08557-4. Anne Bauchens' credit as a co-editor on this film is consistent with a 1918 release date for a re-edited version. After Carmen, Bauchens' next editing credit was the 1918 film We Can't Have Everything. The absence of editing credits for her on DeMille's 1916 and 1917 films would be surprising if the version of Carmen that she edited had been released in 1915.
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